October 6, 2022

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Disappointing DACA Ruling Highlights Need for Permanent Legislative Solution


In response to yesterday’s 5th Circuit Court ruling that affirmed a lower court opinion that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful, but will keep it in place for the near future, Alianza Americas, a coalition of 53 migrant-led organizations fighting for equitable policies in 18 U.S. states, issued the following response:

“This ruling does not bring relief. We are once again being tossed between courts and kept in a state of legal limbo. Today highlights the urgent need for Congress to deliver a permanent solution, so that the future of people like me, and non-DACA eligible individuals left out of this program, isn’t at the mercy of court decisions,” said Dulce Dominguez, resource development director at Alianza Americas and a DACA recipient.

“The well-being of DACA recipients isn’t just dependent on courts and Congress. There’s so much that states can and should be doing to protect people like me. State governments can pass policies that allow us to get driver’s licenses, access to in-state tuition, and the ability to apply for professional licenses. With the upcoming midterm elections, candidates need to take a clear stand on how they intend to protect DACA recipients and expand protections to those left out,” said Brandon Vela, a DACA recipient in Alabama and a spokesperson for the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ).


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