Purging the DACA Database

DREAM Team Los Angeles is one of scores of immigrant and human rights organizations who are demanding the purge of the DACA database. The purpose of the purge is so no other government agency, notably the Department of Justice, can use the information contained to target undocumented DACA recipients, their families, or their employers. Raising the Alarm: The DACA Database is a Registry of Undocumented Immigrants 9/14/2017 The DACA database is a registry of the names and addresses of...

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As of Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program is rescinded.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...

DREAM Team LA Speaks about DACA on the Lovett or Leave It Podcast

DREAM Team LA communications spokesperson, Rubi Martinez, was invited to speak on Jon Lovett's weekly political podcast, Lovett or Leave It, sharing her story about being a DACA recipient and undocumented American. The podcast opens with Tom Morello and Chuck D of Prophets of Rage and includes the panel of comedian and television writers to break down the week's events with in-depth analysis and humor, Brittani Nichols, Cord Jefferson, and Jake Fogelnest. Rubi joins the panel to discuss the unce...