DACA: Updates and Strategies

Interested in learning about the new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) ruling, the policy’s future, and how to support Dreamers? watch this timely webinar featuring staff attorneys from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. The discussion provides a comprehensive update on DACA and a breakdown of recent rulings on the policy. Speakers: Krsna Avila,…

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Statement on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals DACA Ruling

Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released a ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program is unlawful, sending it back to the U.S. District Court in Texas while allowing current DACA recipients, or Dreamers, to remain. Although this provides temporary relief for Dreamers and their families, a legislative fix is needed…

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Additional bans on immigration, asylum seekers make America a less healthy place

A healthy America is one that isn’t afraid of immigrants.  Just a few days after the Supreme Court declined to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Administration released two policy measures that effectively reinforce a ban on aspiring Americans in the name of public health and the economy. The details of…

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Statement on DACA ruling

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Administration cannot proceed with ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects nearly 650,000 young adults who came to the United States as a child without documentation or a choice of citizenship. We applaud the decision and celebrate with our network of 200+…

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Congress at an impasse, communities not

As Congress remains at an impasse on immigration, the lives of millions of Americans hang in the balance, and the very idea of America as an immigrant nation is being challenged at the highest levels. While Congress yet again failed to protect DACA this week, the number of communities large and small, rural and urban,…

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Welcoming America Urges Congress to Pass the Dream Act Now

Welcoming America calls upon our nation’s leaders to stand in fervent support of the Dream Act, and uphold our commitment to the values that are the bedrock of American democracy. Strong leaders in the 21st century recognize that to be American should never be defined by race, religion or country of origin, but by the…

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Ending DACA is a betrayal of America’s core values; Welcoming America calls on Congress to protect DACA

DACA are our neighbors. They are homeowners, teachers, nurses, scientists, valedictorians, members of our armed forces, and more; they contribute to our economy and our communities.  Welcoming America is deeply dismayed by the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urges Congress to lead with moral courage and…

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