Last Friday, Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas ordered the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be partially ended. While the ruling is subject to appeal, it is a stark reminder that Congress must act now. Only permanent protections will end the fear and uncertainty DACAmented friends, family, and whole communities have been living with for years.
Nebraska DREAMers and their families are a critical part of our local communities.
Here’s what you need to know:
- If you have DACA right now: you are still protected and will be able to continue renewing for now.
- While new applications will no longer be approved, renewals will continue to move forward.
- Additional information at United We Dream in English and Spanish.
It’s been 20 years since the DREAM Act was first introduced, and Congress has not meaningfully updated our immigration laws for more than 35 years, causing unnecessary harm to local families and communities.
It’s time for full inclusion
Call your members of Congress at (402) 749-8333 to take action now: to keep families together, create a process for longtime community members to apply for residency and citizenship, and create stability for Nebraska’s communities.
Thank Congressman Bacon for voting for the Dream & Promise Act, and urge all Nebraska members to vote for the Dream & Promise Act, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, and other positive immigration bills that will protect Nebraska community members, including Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status residents, Farmworkers, and Essential Workers.
It’s time for positive immigration laws and full inclusion of longtime community members. We cannot leave our family members, friends, and neighbors in limbo any longer.