Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the legality of the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the Center for American Progress and Cities for Action are hosting a press call on Thursday, November 7, to underscore what is at stake for cities and communities nationwide. DACA has had a positive impact on recipients, their families, their communities, and their local economies. Ending DACA would put hundreds of thousands of families across the country at risk, including the 256,000 U.S.-born children who have at least one parent who is a DACA recipient.
City leaders and DACA recipients from Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Dodge City, Kansas, will join the press call to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court case.
Amy Eusebio, Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Philadelphia
Michelle Maziar, Director, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Atlanta
Yehimi Cambrón, DACA Recipient, Atlanta
Ernestor De La Rosa, Assistant City Manager, Dodge City, Kansas; DACA Recipient
Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner, Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of New York
Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress
Press call on the Supreme Court DACA case
Thursday, November 7, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST
Please RSVP to gro.ssergorpnacirema@sonicetnomc. Details to join the call will be provided upon confirmation.
To read CAP’s latest resources on DACA, please click here.