HSPRD, together with the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) at Georgetown University Law Center, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of law enforcement leaders in support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Over 60 prominent national law enforcement leaders, representing over 25 million people around the country, argue that DACA has helped to enhance public safety by taking away the fear of removal from nearly 800,000 individuals who are active members of their communities, and by providing work authorization and identification to a group of people who are integrated into American society. On January 9, 2018, the District Court for the Northern District of California granted a nationwide injunction in the suit brought by the University of California, directing United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to accept requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA. Under this injunction, and pending appeal, USCIS is currently accepting renewal applications.
If you have questions about DACA, please contact HSPRD.