Featured Issue: Protect Dreamers

Following the Trump administration's rescission of DACA, there has been increasing pressure from both Democrats and Republicans to pass a permanent legislative solution protecting Dreamers. Americans have long shown overwhelming support for protecting Dreamers - recent polls show that 86% Americans want to Dreamers to be able to stay in the country. Dreamers make America a better and stronger nation, and it's time for Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to protect them from deportation and secure them a future as Americans.

Speak Out in Support of Dreamers

AILA members and advocates are encouraged to use the following advocacy and media tools to protect Dreamers:

Legislative Efforts to Protect Dreamers

Practice Assistance Resources

AILA has issued a practice alert filing DACA renewal applications in the wake of the California District Court order in Regents of the University of California v. DHS, which directed DHS to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions as were in effect before the September 5, 2017, rescission of DACA, including allowing DACA enrollees to renew their enrollments, with certain exceptions.

The American Immigration Council also issued a practice advisory designed to assist attorneys in determining whether DACA recipients might be eligible for other immigration benefits. Please also widely share AILA's consumer advisory (available in English and Spanish) explaining what individuals need to know about the end of DACA.

Government Announcements and Memos since September 5, 2017

Litigation Challenging DACA Rescission

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17072035.