Washington, DC – Today, Trump’s Justice Department sent a petition to the Supreme Court demanding they rule on their drive to wipe out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is an extraordinary measure to reject three federal court rulings just so that they can deport 800,000 immigrant youth who are still in danger because the Republican Congress rejected the Dream Act and rubber stamped Trump’s mass deportation policies.
For DACA recipients, this means that the window to renew DACA remains open. Visit www.RenewMyDACA.com for more information about the process and if you’re an ally wondering how you can help protect immigrant youth from deportation, donate to www.DacaRenewalFund.com.
Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director at United We Dream Action:
“The day before the election, Trump is laying out his horrific game plan for next year: to wipe out DACA and deport immigrant youth.
“The stakes have never been more clear; it is up to the voters to elect a Congress that will stand up to Trump and his mass deportation agenda – because it’s clear Republicans won’t.
“For immigrant youth and those who support them, know that DACA renewals are still open and you have the power to turn others out to vote. Get on the phone tonight, on social media and knock on doors to ensure that every eligible voter you know makes their voices heard.
“Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action know how much is at stake these elections and that’s why we’ve knocked on 700,000 doors across the country. Immigrant youth are #HereToStay and this election we are making sure that our voices are heard loud and clear.”