Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued the following statement following the today’s ruling by the Southern District of Texas on DACA
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Declaración del secretario Mayorkas sobre el fallo de la Corte de Apelaciones del 5to Circuito sobre DACA
El secretario de Seguridad Nacional Alejandro N. Mayorkas emitió la siguiente declaración sobre el fallo en el caso sobre DACA
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced that the Department has issued a final rule that will preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy for certain eligible noncitizens who arrived in the United States as children, deferring their removal and allowing them an opportunity to access a renewable, two-year work permit.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would preserve and fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DHS will open a 60-day public comment period for the public to submit comments relevant to the proposed rule.
We celebrate DACA’s ninth anniversary. This extraordinarily successful policy has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young “Dreamers” by making them eligible for work authorization and providing a measure of protection from deportation. This anniversary must propel Congress to finally pass the permanent legislative protections that would give Dreamers the opportunity to earn citizenship – so that they can live their lives with true certainty, free from fear.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement announcing that DHS will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to preserve and fortify DACA.