Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at American Progress, testified before a field hearing on immigration reform and border security in Philadelphia on February 11, 2019.
The process that has allowed nearly 323,000 young immigrants to apply to renew their DACA since courts reopened the process last year still stands, although its future remains uncertain.
Mexico’s immigration policies fail to address the needs of returnees and Central American migrants.
Children, particularly those of school age, have experienced pain and trauma as a result of Trump’s rhetoric and the immigration policies it begets.
If DACA ends, recipients across the country will be at risk of losing their access to driver’s licenses, affordable higher education, and occupational licenses—but states can help protect them.
The eight state attorneys general and two governors suing to terminate DACA are not considering the negative consequences of their efforts on their respective states.
A survey of DACA beneficiaries finds the program has had an outsize effect on participants, their families, and the U.S. economy as a whole—even as recipients face uncertainty about the future.
A nationwide injunction could spell the end of the DACA program that protects young immigrants.
The Securing America’s Future Act and the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act would slash protections for women and children.
Interviews with law students and lawyers with DACA lend insight into policy prescriptions that can support them as they pursue their careers.
Rather than protect Dreamers, the Securing America’s Future Act proposes a litany of restrictive, anti-immigrant measures that would radically reshape the face of the nation.
The attorneys general leading the charge to terminate DACA should think twice about the negative consequences to their respective states.
Increased immigration enforcement under the Trump administration is disrupting learning and stability in schools.
New USCIS data show that more people are applying for and receiving DACA renewals, but USCIS and advocates can do more to make sure Dreamers are protected.
Many Dreamers remain unable to access DACA today, and many DACA recipients still may lose or experience lapses in protection in the months ahead, making them vulnerable to detention and deportation.