Ten years ago, the 15th of June, President Obama signed an Executive Order authorizing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that could grant administrative relief to immigrants who came to the United States as children and protect them from deportation as well as provide work authorization.
Ten years ago, young immigrant activists were fighting for a pathway to citizenship for more than themselves. DACA was a gesture toward action for a limited group as significant legislation stalled in Congress once again.
DACA continues to be a temporary status program under threat of discontinuation. DACA recipients still have no pathway to citizenship.
Today we are KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE as we continue to fight for a pathway to citizenship for all, without allowing the leveraging of groups against one another and without compromises that tack on additional enforcement.
Click to watch Bettina Mok, Executive Director of The Legal Clinic in Honolulu, HI (an affiliate of the JFON Network), call for universal representation and an end to deportation
Click to watch Nicole Leon, attorney with Florida Justice for Our Neighbors, call for an expansion of Temporary Protected Status and a pathway to citizenship for TPS holders