On June 18, the Supreme Court issued a ruling to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that has provided temporary protection from deportation to more than 700,000 people who came to the U.S. as children.
This is a huge victory. Unfortunately, President Trump still has the authority to rescind the program again.
The DACA decision gives me hope of seeing my loved ones again
When the Trump administration rescinded DACA in 2017, it barred recipients from traveling outside of the U.S., including to see sick family members or to bury loved ones. The Supreme Court ruling could change that.
Supreme Court upholds DACA
"This decision is a victory for young people, their families, and our communities,” says AFSC's Peniel Ibe. "We know that the demands from Black and Brown people in this moment have played a key role in the victory and we stand in solidarity with everyone who worked to make this happen."
The fate of my DACA status is now in the hands of the Supreme Court
AFSC organizer Itzel Hernandez shares her DACA story–and why she and many other DACA recipients are demanding Congress stand up for all immigrants.
Photos: Standing with DACA recipients at the Supreme Court and across the U.S.
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.
Congress is considering legislation to protect TPS, DED, and DACA
When the Trump administration ended protections for over a million immigrants with DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), communities mobilized to save these important programs.