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AILA Doc. No. 17072035 | Dated March 6, 2019
Following the Trump administration's rescission of DACA, which is currently enjoined by federal courts, 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 - polls have shown that 86 percent of Americans want 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.
Congressional members from both political parties have introduced legislation that would protect Dreamers. Below are a few of those bills, including the bipartisan, bicameral Dream Act, which AILA supports. Read AILA's statement for the House Judiciary Hearing on the urgent need to protect Dreamers and TPS recipients, and check out our AILA Policy Brief: How Dreamer Protection Bills Measure Up.
AILA has issued a practice alert on filing DACA renewal applications in the wake of several federal court cases, including Regents of the University of California v. DHS in which a district court 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. AILA is updating this practice alert regularly with new developments.
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