Washington, DC – Today, Federal Texas Judge Andrew Hanen announced he is rejecting Texas’ bid to stop immigrant youth from being protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This decision means no change on DACA renewals, and DACA recipients should continue to renew their protections.
Those with questions about DACA renewals or wishing to donate to help immigrant youth to pay for renewal fees should visit www.RenewMyDACA.com.
Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director of United We Dream Action issued the following statement:
“Today, DACA recipients and our families can breathe a sigh of relief. For DACA recipients like my brother, there are no changes at this time. Those with DACA may be able to renew and those who don’t have it yet cannot.
“Trump was wrong to kill DACA and the Republican-controlled Congress was wrong to kill the Dream Act. In fact, if Congress if had passed the Dream Act, there would be no court case and no uncertainty. We need a Congress that will protect immigrants and pass the clean Dream Act!
“That is why the young people of United We Dream Action are going door-to-door, phone banking, running digital ads, reaching voters on social media, whatever it takes to get a Congress that our communities deserve.
“We’re bringing the same energy we brought to the fight for DACA and the Dream Act to reach 500,000 voters and elect new champions in Congress who will protect immigrant youth and people of color.”