DACA

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a federal program that allows immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as minors before 2012 to earn conditional renewable legal status if they meet a number of requirements. DACA has faced legal battles in the federal courts over the constitutionality of how it created in 2012 through executive order. In 2017 President Trump rescinded DACA, but said that DACA had been beneficial and called on Congress to re-enact it through legislation. In 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that Trump's rescinding of DACA was illegal and allowed the program to stand, however the program's future is uncertain as it continues to face legal battles in federal courts. DACA recipients are also referred to as Dreamers, a term originating from the DREAM Act. Dreamer may also refer to unauhtorized immigrants who do not qualify for DACA because they were brought to the US illegally after 2012.

Our leaders in Congress must finally work together in a bipartisan fashion to provide this protection by passing a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. Compromise is necessary.
Our economy needs Dreamers. Our nation’s businesses are reeling from record-breaking inflation and food prices caused by severe labor shortages. There are about two open jobs for every person out of work. The talent that...
Today, as the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals largely affirmed the decision of a lower court that found that the DACA program was created illegally, more than 1,000 evangelical Christians from every state in the country sent a...
Immigration is a highly complicated issue, and for complex problems, Congress has traditionally needed an emergency to act. There hasn’t been one to force Congress's hand up to this point.
Authored by the American Business Immigration Coalition and originally published on abic.us
Immigration policy experts highlighted challenges associated with the US immigration system and called on lawmakers to pass needed legislative solutions including ID and Tax at a recent event hosted by the Center for Houston...
Experts on immigration policy made the case for bipartisan legislation that includes border security, a solution for DACA, and an ID and Tax policy that would create a method for unauthorized immigrants to earn legal status...
While TEG advocates for many commonsense immigration ppolicies that reflect the economic needs of our state, passing legislation that creates a pathway to legal status or citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders is important...
Texas business and community leaders call on lawmakers to pass immigration reform that will help to increase immigrants’ economic contributions amid unprecedented labor shortages.
It would benefit the U.S. economy to adopt a more practical, common-sense immigration policy, especially regarding the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living and working in the U.S., including about 1.6 million in...
US Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said Tuesday that immigration reform that will increase the number of workers in the US is needed to prevent an economic catastrophe bigger than a recession or inflation. 
65 percent said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported these positions, while only 7 percent of evangelicals said that support for these positions would make them less likely to vote for a candidate...
Texas business leaders – including the Texas Association of Business, Texas Business Leadership Council, Texas Restaurant Association, Texas Retailers Association, Texas Nursery & Landscaping Association, Rio Grande...
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When Katia Escobar finally got the money to pay her application fee for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a federal program that provides some undocumented immigrants work permits and temporarily protects them from...
The need for these reforms is more urgent than ever. Record numbers of migrants are crossing the border in increasingly dangerous conditions; workers with DACA are at risk amid an already severe labor shortage; and food...
On July 6, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case brought by Texas seeking to invalidate the DACA program. The appeals court’s decision is almost certain to tee up a fight in the U.S. Supreme...
Litigation has halted applications for thousands of young people as they reach that magic age. Litigation for action in early July drives a risk of termination of the protection for nearly all Dreamers, those participating...
The United States is in a global contest to attract and retain talent. To that end, providing permanent legal status to Dreamers makes sound economic sense. Our policies must allow us to compete for the workers we need to...
If DACA is terminated and Dreamers' employers comply with the law, they’ll lose their jobs and face an inability to provide for themselves and their families – and even the possibility of deportation to a country that most...
It is critical to national security and sovereignty that our federal government has operational control over who and what are coming into our country.

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