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As of Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program is rescinded.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


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...