Asian Americans Advancing Justice Calls for Permanent Solution to Protect Immigrant Communities

Another federal judge has determined that the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is arbitrary.
For Immediate Release
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Michelle Boykins 202-296-2300, ext. 0144 mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

Washington, D.C. - Another federal judge has determined that the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is arbitrary and capricious. The court has given the administration 90 days to issue a more thorough and reasoned memo ending the program or it must begin to accept new applications.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement:

“The decision is only a temporary victory that still allows the administration 90 days to present additional grounds for dismantling this essential program for immigrant youth and families. We believe in a just and humane immigration system that protects immigrants and our families and allows them to thrive in the United States. As such, Advancing Justice affiliates have joined amicus briefs in the multiple cases across the country challenging the administration’s efforts to end the DACA program.


While the President should act humanely to allow DACA to resume, we urge Congress to pass a permanent solution for undocumented youth that includes a path to citizenship. A comprehensive, permanent solution would include reinstatement of Temporary Protective Status, support refugee programs, and would not sacrifice family unification.

Though USCIS continues to accept renewal applications, we encourage applicants to seek legal advice before applying.”

Media Contacts:

Michelle Boykins, Advancing Justice - AAJC, 202-296-2300 x0144, mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

Christina So, Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, 415-848-7728, christinaso@advancingjustice-alc.org

James Woo, Advancing Justice - Atlanta, 404-585-8446, jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

Brandon Lee, Advancing Justice - Chicago, 773-271-0899 x200, blee@advancingjustice-chicago.org

Jessica Jinn, Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, 213-241-8817, jjinn@advancingjustice-la.org