(Washington, D.C.) – Today marks the original deadline set by the White House for the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and for action by Congress to provide a durable legislative solution for the status of the Dreamers. Nevertheless, leaders in Congress have been unable to assemble a majority in support of legislation that provides certainty for the Dreamers and enhanced security for our nation. While Dreamers are currently eligible to renew their status due to court action in legal challenges that are ongoing, there is the potential that subsequent court action may end DACA with little or no notice.
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Daniel Garza, President of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
“Today, March 5th was the deadline for a DACA fix. Unfortunately, the inaction by Congress has only continued the uncertainty for not only the DACA kids but for citizens at large – because DACA recipients are students. They are workers. They serve in the military. Members of Congress are the only ones that can fix this – because only they can offer a permanent solution. We cannot depend on temporary fixes, court orders, or executive action – all of which continue that uncertainty. We call on Congress to act now.”