A pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants benefits the U.S. economy as a whole—and it can be done through the budget reconciliation process.
Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. GDP by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery.
DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.
The Pause on Deportations Is the First Step Toward a Fair, Humane, and Workable System and Must Move Forward
The 100-day moratorium on deportations will allow the Biden administration to uncover the depths of lawlessness of the Trump administration’s immigration regime and start to right the ship. The courts must allow it to move forward.
Millions of undocumented immigrants are on the front lines working to keep Americans safe, healthy, and supported during the coronavirus pandemic.
DACA continues to be a major success, but the Trump administration’s newest attempt to restrict the initiative threatens this progress.
Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on September 23, 2020.
As the Supreme Court’s decision goes into effect, the Trump administration must now allow 300,000 young people to file new applications for DACA, including 55,500 of the youngest DACA-eligible individuals who did not previously have the chance to apply.
Bambadjan Bamba, a Dreamer and immigration activist, is also fighting to end anti-Black racism.
Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA Recipients
If the Supreme Court announces that the Trump administration’s termination of DACA was lawful, it will be jeopardizing the lives and futures of hundreds of thousands of recipients as well as their families and communities.
Undocumented Students Generated Up to $132 Million in Relief to Colleges—But They Won’t Receive a Dime From the Stimulus
The federal government’s decision to exclude undocumented college students from receiving emergency aid is ungrounded in the CARES Act.
Locally, DACA recipients and their families play an important role in metro economies across the country.
An Investment for Generations: A Q&A on Advancing Equity in Higher Education Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
Student affairs leaders at California State University, Dominguez Hills, highlight challenges that students and colleges are facing during the coronavirus pandemic—and explain how policymakers can help them persevere.
Nearly 203,000 DACA recipients are working in occupations at the forefront of the COVID-19 response in health care, education, and food services.
Across the nation, nearly 650,000 DACA recipients live, raise 254,000 U.S.-citizen children, and pay $8.7 million in taxes each year.