How to Continue Supporting Dreamers after the Supreme Court’s DACA Arguments
One month ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in three consolidated cases challenging the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program – which has served as a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came to the United States as children.
The civil rights community strongly disagreed with the Trump administration’s inhumane and shameful decision to end DACA. That’s why a coalition of 45 civil rights and social justice organizations – led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that the rescission of DACA was unlawful.
The #HomeIsHere campaign organized remarkable events leading up to the Supreme Court’s arguments on November 12 – ranging from school walkouts, to a massive rally outside the Court, and a 230-mile march from New York City to Washington, DC.
One month later, as we await a decision from the Court by the end of June 2020, the work to support and protect Dreamers continues. Here are some ways to learn more and take action:
- Watch this video from the National Immigration Law Center to learn more about the state of DACA and what comes next.
- If you’re a recipient whose DACA expires in 2020, here’s what you need to know about renewing. If you’re an ally, you can donate to the DACA Renewal Fund to help immigrant youth renew their protections.
- Everyone deserves to feel safe and empowered, no matter their immigration status. Read and share these know-your-rights materials and legal resources from informedimmigrant.com.
- Urge senators (202-224-3121) to protect Dreamers by passing the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which the House of Representatives approved on June 4. As we said in our letter in strong support of this legislation, “The administration’s consistent assault on the rights of immigrant communities demands congressional action now. Immigration is a complicated issue, but passage of the Dream and Promise Act is a simple matter of humanity.”
- Listen to the stories of Dreamers. We featured one of these stories on our latest Pod for the Cause episode featuring Martín Batalla Vidal, the lead plaintiff in the New York case McAleenan v. Vidal, a member of Make the Road New York, and a DACA recipient.