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On DACA’s Anniversary, A Renewed Opportunity

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.

Declaración conjunta del HHS y el DHS sobre la terminación del acuerdo de 2018

El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Estados Unidos (HHS) y el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos (DHS) anunciaron la terminación de un acuerdo de 2018 que socavaba los intereses de los menores y que tenía un efecto aterrador en los posibles patrocinadores (generalmente un padre o una persona cercana) interesados en patrocinar a un menor sin acompañante bajo el cuidado de HHS.

HHS and DHS Joint Statement on Termination of 2018 Agreement

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the termination of a 2018 agreement that undermined the interests of children and had a chilling effect on potential sponsors (usually a parent or close relative) from stepping up to sponsor an unaccompanied child placed in the care of HHS.

DHS Statement on Litigation Related to the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility

On February 2, 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14,012, directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to review the actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS or Department) related to the implementation of the public charge ground of inadmissibility.  Consistent with the Executive Order, DHS has begun its review, as well as its consultation with other relevant agencies.


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