Today, on the tenth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the Democratic Party of Georgia is recognizing the immense contributions of DACA recipients in Georgia and reaffirming its commitment to advocating for and with all DACA recipients, Dreamers, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders.
In Georgia, DACA has allowed more 20,000 Dreamers – young people who came to the United States as minors – to come forward, pass a background check, and live and lawfully contribute to the United States’ workforce. These thousands of DACA recipients are entrepreneurs, teachers, nurses, engineers, and more, and collectively hold an estimated spending power of $747.5 million each year.
A decade after the DACA program began, numerous court challenges – including one brought by Republican-led states that will be heard in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals next month – have threatened the program recipients’ protections, and the lack of a permanent legislative solution has led to long-term uncertainty for its thousands nationwide.
“Today, we recognize the thousands of Dreamers living, working, and raising families across Georgia. Dreamers are essential members of our communities, and the DACA program has been crucial to ensuring they can continue thriving in our state without fear or uncertainty,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “While Republicans attempt to dismantle DACA, Democrats will continue fighting for a permanent solution for Dreamers and working to fix our broken immigration system. We are proud to stand with DACA recipients, Dreamers, and TPS holders in the continued fight for crucial protections, stability, and a pathway to citizenship.”
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