LULAC URGES CONGRESS TO ACT AFTER 5TH CIRCUIT DACA RUILING

Nation's Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Urges Congress to Take Immediate Action

Washington, D.C - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement following the 5th Circuit’s ruling against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On Wednesday, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit — one of the most conservative federal appellate courts in the country — ruled that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a federal program that protects thousands of young immigrants from deportation is unlawful but allowed individuals already enrolled to renew their status, essentially keeping the status of the program unchanged but its future uncertain.

In August, the Department of Homeland Security issued a final rule “to preserve and fortify” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) administration policy. The new regulation was intended to go into effect on October 31, 2022. The Biden administration must continue its legal fight to enroll new applicants in the program. The lives of thousands of Dreamers remain in limbo.

Most Americans support granting legal status to immigrants who came to the United States as children, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Today, six-in-ten adults say it should be an important goal,

The time is NOW for Congress to take action and pass a law to permanently protect young immigrants and their families residing in the United States. It is the responsibility of the Senate to greenlight a permanent pathway to citizenship and legal status” The Senate must join the House to immediately pass the American Dream and Promise Act — urgent and necessary, House-passed legislation and send it straight to President Biden’s desk.

Call your Senators today and urge them to pass the American Dream and Promise Act.

About LULAC

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington D.C., with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information visit www.LULAC.org

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