Rescinding of DACA, September 5, 2017

As of Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program is rescinded. The announcement was made by Attorney General, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III who spoke at length about the need for a legislative solution. As a practical matter here's the immediate impact of rescinding the policy. 1) No new DACA applications are being accepted. New applications received prior to September 5, 2017 will be reviewed and processed on a case-by-case. 
2) If your DACA e...
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What is DACA? DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a temporary program that allows undocumented youth the opportunity to apply for a 2-year renewable work authorization card and provide relief from deportation for that period. Over a million young people applied and about 800,000 were accepted. It does not provide a pathway to citizenship, only a temporary work permit, and it does not prevent deporation. It is an Obama-era policy brought about by the activism of undocumented youth i...
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Call California Senators for SB 54 and SB 6

Two California bills would protect the immigrant community. We urge your support! SB 54 would prohibit local police forces from helping federal authorities deport people who are in the U.S. illegally. “(The) worst thing we want to do is in fact have police officers leave their beats, leave the communities that they are sworn to protect and serve to go on and assist ICE federal agents -- to set up a perimeter around an elementary school to wait for mothers to pick up their children,” De Le...
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