Another Attack on Young Immigrants Following the Latest DACA Ruling by Texas Federal Judge
Los Angeles, CA - On Friday, July 16, 2021, Federal Texas Judge Andrew Hanen issued a ruling that ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for new applicants. DACA recipients whose applications were approved before July 16, 2021, can continue to renew their DACA status. Even after the Supreme Court victory a year ago the DACA program was still in limbo, because of a Republican-led lawsuit aimed to put our communities at risk of deportation. Temporary Protections will continue to leave members of our immigrant community vulnerable and the latest attacks on DACA proves just that.
CARECEN will continue to stand with and fight alongside our immigrant families as we continue to stand up to injustice and the attacks on our immigrant communities. We will be providing our members of the community with the latest information on what this ruling means, what's to come, and what organizing efforts can be done.
In Response CARECEN Staff Issued the Following Statements:
“Judge Hanen’s decision makes it even more clear that temporary protections will always leave our communities at risk. The Biden Administration made promises to immigrant communities, and voters organized and voted to make these promises happen. The current administration has to do all in its reach to deliver a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, immigrant youth, TPS holders, farmworkers and other essential workers so that they are protected from the constant risk of deportation.”- Camila Alvarez, CARECEN Legal Director
“The negative court DACA decision is a reminder that the attacks against our immigrant communities did not end with the last administration. Political agendas and unfulfilled promises should not be the reason why our immigrant communities continue to live in fear and in the shadows. Immigrant families call on Congress to urgently intervene and pass a pathway to citizenship through the reconciliation process for Dreamers, TPS holders, farmworkers, and all immigrants vulnerable and at risk of deportation so that their families are protected. Congress must do everything it takes to deliver justice to our immigrant community; we cannot wait any longer.”- Alexandra Morales, CARECEN, Policy Advocacy Manager