November 12, 2019
“Today, the Supreme Court will hear opening arguments in a case that will decide the fate of nearly one million people granted deferred action under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), including the 223,000 who call California home. While the Trump Administration sought to terminate this vital program that fundamentally changed the arch of our country’s immigrant rights movement, CIPC stands firmly in our resolve to protect all of us who live in the Golden State. Ending this critical program would leave this population of immigrants vulnerable to deportation. We call on the Supreme Court to uphold the decision of the federal appeals courts that weighed on the side of protecting young immigrants, ensuring everyone granted DACA is able to retain this protection.
We urge everyone who currently has a DACA grant to take advantage of California’s publicly funded DACA scholarships and related services, apply to renew their DACA grant today, and access other supportive programs, including mental health services and community organizing efforts.”
—Cynthia Buiza, Executive Director, California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC)