Since 2012, a program known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has provided temporary protection from deportation to people who came to the U.S. as children.
But today, DACA is in jeopardy—and the lives of over 700,000 DACA recipients and their loved ones are in limbo. Recently, a federal court ruled against the continuation of DACA, keeping the program closed to new applications and sending the case back down to an anti-immigrant judge.
These legal challenges make it clear as ever: Only legislation, not litigation, will provide permanent protections for DACA recipients.
Join us as we continue to stand with DACA recipients, undocumented immigrant youth, their families, and allies who have mobilized people across the country to protect DACA.
AFSC denounces DACA ruling
"We once again call on Congress to pass legislation that gives permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for all," says AFSC's Imani Cruz. "Our community members are not political pawns, and we will not be silent while Congress refuses to act."
What you need to know about the latest DACA decision
AFSC policy and program staff break down what the DACA court ruling means. Learn what’s next for the program and current recipients, and what you can do to advocate for a pathway to citizenships for all immigrants.
A look back: Standing with DACA recipients at the Supreme Court in 2019
On Nov. 12, 2019, thousands of DACA recipients and supporters rallied outside the Supreme Court—and many more stood in solidarity across the U.S.