Immigrants that arrive in the United States search for a better life in order to provide for their families. The time is now to support our immigrant community with the ability to study, work and live in prosperity.
FLIC’s Federal work hones in on blazing a trail for citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people that live, love, and toil in our communities. We also stand firm against any dangerous legislation or initiatives put forth by federal legislators or the incumbent presidential administration that could threaten or harm immigrants that are currently in our country, migrants seeking asylum at our shores, refugees, people with limited protections such as DACA and TPS recipients, and all others.
Our Federal work includes specific pushes for the protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) & Temporary Protected Status (TPS) programs, expanding the programs, and ultimately carving a path to citizenship for the programs’ recipients.
The 5th Circuit’s ruling puts DACA at grave risk. Congress must absolutely take action right now to deliver permanent legislative protections for DACA recipients and Dreamers this year.
After many attacks to gut DACA via the courts, the 5th Circuit Court ruled that DACA is unlawful, however this program is still in place and we continue to fight for DREAMERS everyday. However, if the program ends this will impact the lives of millions of people across the country and harm communities by ripping away protections from people who are integral parts of their neighborhoods. They are teachers, parents, aunts, and uncles, who have built their lives in the U.S. since they were children. We know that without congressional action this year, the chances of DACA surviving for much longer are significantly lower and the 700,000 DACA recipients will lose their work authorization, lose protection from deportation and have their lives thrown into chaos in the very near future.
We will continue to fight for DACA and hold accountable those who promised to support in the fight for citizenship. Join us!
In light of the 5th Circuit’s ruling on DACA, it is crucial that current DACA recipients renew ASAP. If it is time for your renewal, please submit those applications while they are still being accepted. https://www.informedimmigrant.com/daca