As the fight for a Clean Dream Act continues, a significant court ruling yesterday brought important yet impermanent relief for DACA recipients. The decision, issued by a federal court in New York, was the second court ruling to find the President’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was unlawful. This most recent injunction, similar to an injunction issued by a federal court in California, requires the government begin accepting and processing renewal applications on a case-by-case basis.
Since the signing of the executive order over six months ago, undocumented activists and community members across the country have been waging an intense campaign demanding Congress pass a #CleanDreamAct that protects immigrant youth without hurting other immigrants. We stand alongside our partners and the hundreds of thousands of Californians with DACA status in calling on Congress to pass a Clean Dream Act.
We have released an update to our DACA resource guide to reflect the latest changes and provide useful information for community members and service providers as the fight rages on to preserve DACA:
"DACA Today: A Resource Guide"
Take a look at our updated resource guide for more information on:
- Key policy issues that impact the lives of DACA grantees, including drivers’ licenses, employment, and travel abroad;
- Ways to join the fight for a Clean Dream Act; and
- Mental health and other resources available to current DACA grantees.
CIPC will continue to actively monitor actions affecting DACA grantees and assess how California lawmakers can best serve the needs of immigrant youth and all undocumented community members impacted by this decision. We are committed to working alongside our communities and grassroots partners to organize, fight for, and defend young immigrants that call California home.
For more information, contact:
Layla Razavi, Policy Director, at LRazavi@caimmigrant.org.