Protecting DREAMers

Background

In September 2017, the Trump Administration attempted to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In doing so, President Trump created a moral emergency for our nation. Some 800,000 DACA recipients brought to the United States as children are today vital members of our communities and economy. They are as American as any of us – except for paperwork. President Trump’s decision to turn his back on them betrayed our national character.

After legal challenges, in June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA was unlawful.

Recent DACA Actions

As the Chairwoman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship, Zoe Lofgren has been leading House efforts to grant DREAMers the legal status and path to citizenship that they deserve.

Here are a few recent examples: