Texas’ Attempt to Kill DACA Rejected, DACA Renewals Remain Open

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While the fight for DACA isn’t over, UWDA immigrant youth are fired up and mobilizing American voters to elect a new Congress

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.”


United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive.