Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
A Supreme Court decision, anticipated between now and the end of June, will determine the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While pollsters report that 84% of Americans support DACA across the political spectrum, there is deep concern that repeated blows to our immigration system has desensitized us all to the impact of these decisions. The end of DACA, which advocates are bracing for, will have devastating ripple effects across our communities nationwide, as a legislative solution such as a DREAM Act has yet to be realized.
On November 12th, the Supreme Court will hear several consolidated cases challenging the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA. A decision could be issued any time in the first half of 2020.
Every year, the Center for American Progress; the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at the University of California, San Diego; United We Dream; and the National Immigration Law Center come together to learn more about the impacts of the DACA program on beneficiaries and communities. This is the 5th annual survey of DACA recipients; the survey results help inform policymakers, advocates and decision makers about the benefits of the program.
DACA’s future remains uncertain. And this October presents DACA recipients, immigrants’ rights organizations, legal service providers, and other stakeholders with their greatest mobilization challenge to date.
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
This issue brief summarizes litigation on DACA since the announced end of the program on September 5, 2017.
Taking Stock and Gearing Up: Immigration Policy and the Role of Philanthropy in Building Stronger Communities
Don’t miss GCIR’s first post-summer Monthly Immigration Policy Call, during which we will take stock of key immigration-related developments and explore questions that funders should be considering right now and in the year ahead.
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
This issue brief presents findings from a survey that demonstrates DACA recipients make significant contributions to the economy and their communities.
This issue brief details legal developments since the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Join us on this webinar to learn from organizations working closely with the AAPI, Black Diaspora, and LGBTQ immigrant communities as well as from philanthropic leaders with national, state, and local funding strategies and insights for supporting DACAmented immigrants and their families.