On Dec. 5, 2020, a federal court ruled that the U.S. government must fully restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program, which provides temporary protection from deportation to more than 700,000 people who came to the U.S. as children, has faced ongoing attacks from the Trump administration, which has worked to dismantle the program.
While the ruling was a huge victory for DACA recipients, the struggle to save the program isn’t over. DACA faces additional court challenge and will continue to be vulnerable to political and legal attacks. Ultimately, only legislation not litigation, can protect DACA recipients and undocumented youth.
In addition, the Trump administration has continued its attacks on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides deportation relief to 300,000 people from certain countries afflicted by natural disasters, war, or other dangerous conditions. Congress must act to protect DACA and TPS recipients—and create a permanent solution to keep families and communities together.
Tell the Senate: Provide permanent protection for DACA and TPS recipients by creating a roadmap to citizenship for them—and all immigrants!