ICYMI: Reminders of What DACA Means and the Lessons All Americans Can Learn Two new opinion pieces focused on the lessons of DACA – and the ways that Dreamers tapped into deep American values in their advocacy – are powerful reads offering an important contrast to President Trump’s continued efforts to stoke divisiveness and anti-immigrant… Continue »

Trump, Wolf Set on Trying Again to Deport Dreamers   Stunned by their loss at the Supreme Court on DACA, President Trump and his administration are predictably relying on falsehoods and blame-shifting excuses. President Trump said at his infamous Tulsa rally, “People don’t understand but we actually won on DACA yesterday.” Acting DHS Secretary Chad… Continue »

Latest Update: In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA and against the Trump Administration in June 2020, saying that the manner in which Trump ended DACA was “arbitrary and capricious”. Read our press statement here. And read the full decision here. However, a new memo was issued in July 2020 by… Continue »

Maribel Hastings and David Torres While in the midst of a pandemic, racial conflicts, and Donald Trump’s excesses, good news have to be taken with a grain of salt, it’s important to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocks the president’s decision to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It was… Continue »

28,000 Essential Workers with TPS in California Alone In a new article for KQED, Farida Jhabvala Romero highlights the stories of essential workers with Temporary Protected status (TPS) working to protect their communities throughout California and across the country during the Coronavirus pandemic. Romero describes the challenges Fernando Flores, and others like him, face as… Continue »

Supreme Court Could Allow Trump to Kill Popular, Successful Program Monday not only represents another potential Supreme Court decision day for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but also the 8-year anniversary of President Obama’s Rose Garden speech announcing the creation of DACA. In the subsequent 8 years, DACA has strengthened America and… Continue »

White House Chooses to Hold Dreamers Hostage as DACA Politics Ramp Up   Today, the Supreme Court again delayed announcing its decision on the pending DACA case. Yet several developments relevant to DACA are nonetheless in the news: By 85-13% margin, Americans support Dreamers. A new CBS News poll finds that 85% of Americans –… Continue »

Monday is another potential Supreme Court decision day that could decide the future of the DACA program for Dreamers. DACA has been life-changing for more than 800,000 people who arrived in the U.S. as children, have grown up as Americans, and are strengthening their communities and workplaces across the country – including more than 200,000… Continue »

One Year After Passage of H.R. 6, DACA Recipients and TPS Holders Still Fighting for Pathway to Citizenship On the one year anniversary of the passage of H.R. 6 in the House of Representatives, Reps. Lucille Royal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velásquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clark (D-NY) explain in an op-ed for The Hill: “We did our… Continue »

During last November’s DACA oral arguments at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts expressed disbelief that ending DACA would lead to additional deportations. The oral argument exchange gave the Trump Administration a benefit of the doubt they clearly do not deserve given their overall immigration track record and their subsequent stated comments regarding their… Continue »