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SIREN Condemns Texas-led Lawsuit that Seeks to End DACA
On Tuesday, news broke that seven states led by Texas filed a lawsuit in federal court to end the DACA program, claiming that DACA is unconstitutional and should be ended. SIREN strongly condemns this lawsuit, and wants to make it clear to concerned community members that nothing changes with DACA. Despite this new lawsuit, other federal court rulings in California and New York earlier this year allowed for DACA renewal applications to continue until further notice. These earlier rulings continue to be in place and DACA renewals are still be accepted. This new lawsuit by these seven states is just one more piece in the larger political game that DACA recipients have found themselves thrown into. Ultimately, it’s the Trump Administration ending of DACA, along with the U.S. Congress failure to advance meaningful legislation about DACA that has created this situation. SIREN’s Executive Director Maricela Gutiérrez commented “SIREN continues to stand strongly with DACA recipients and condemns these continuing political games with the future of these young people. We emphatically denounce this Texas-led lawsuit to end DACA as one more outrageous attempt to slow down the wheels of justice for young people who have benefited from DACA. We call on these states to drop their lawsuit, and for the Trump Administration and Congress to find a permanent legislative solution that ensures a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.”
DACA renewals are still being accepted and SIREN recommends that those who are eligible to come into renew or for a legal consultation. SIREN is holding upcoming DACA clinics on May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20 from 2-7pm at our offices at 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108 in San Jose, CA. You can register here.
SIREN condena una demanda liderada por Texas que busca terminar con DACA
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El martes, llegó la noticia de que siete estados encabezados por Texas presentaron una demanda en un tribunal federal para terminar el programa DACA, alegando que DACA es inconstitucional y debería ser terminado. SIREN condena firmemente esta demanda y quiere dejar en claro a los miembros de la comunidad preocupados que nada cambia con DACA. A pesar de esta nueva demanda, otras sentencias de los tribunales federales en California y Nueva York a principios de este año permitieron que las solicitudes de renovación de DACA continúen hasta nuevo aviso. Estas resoluciones anteriores continúan vigentes y las renovaciones de DACA aún se aceptan. Esta nueva demanda de estos siete estados es solo una pieza más en el juego político más grande en el que los receptores de DACA se han visto inmersos. En última instancia, es la finalización de DACA por parte de la Administración Trump, junto con el fracaso del Congreso de EE. UU. Para avanzar en una legislación significativa sobre DACA que ha creado esta situación. La directora ejecutiva de SIREN, Maricela Gutiérrez, comentó: "SIREN continúa apoyando firmemente a los destinatarios de DACA y condena estos continuos juegos políticos con el futuro de estos jóvenes. Denunciamos enfáticamente esta demanda liderada por Texas para terminar con DACA como un intento más escandaloso de desacelerar las ruedas de la justicia para los jóvenes que se han beneficiado de DACA. Hacemos un llamado a estos estados para que abandonen su demanda, y para que la Administración Trump y el Congreso encuentren una solución legislativa permanente que asegure un camino a la ciudadanía para los destinatarios de DACA ".
Las renovaciones de DACA aún se están aceptando y SIREN recomienda que aquellos que son elegibles para renovar o para una consulta legal. SIREN está organizando las próximas clínicas de DACA es el 9 de mayo, el 23 de mayo, el 6 de junio y el 20 de junio de 2 a 7 pm en nuestras oficinas en 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108 en San Jose, CA. Puede registrarse en aqui.
Maricela Gutiérrez - Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network
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Last year SIREN received the news that President Trump was ending the DACA program with shock, anger and sadness. We channeled these feelings into our policy and advocacy work, in the hopes that we could get a permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients.
To our surprise, just a few weeks ago, a court ruling allowed for a re-opening of the DACA renewal process, providing a temporary ray of light in the fight for justice for DREAMers. This has created a small window of time to be able to submit DACA renewals.
SIREN’s legal team is trying to submit as many DACA renewals as possible before things may change. Although our team is already at capacity in providing legal services to the immigrant community, we are directing all of our energy to ensuring that we can help as many people as possible. We are proud to share that the entire DACA renewal process has been free through SIREN, as we are processing these renewals at no-cost, and ensuring that the $495 application renewal fee is waived.
But we need your help today! In order to be able to continue to provide free legal help with DACA renewal applications, and to cover all the applications fees at no cost to the applicant, SIREN needs your financial support.
Your donation ensures that we can hire additional lawyers to help keep up with the increased demand. We would like to also train additional volunteers to take some of the burden off of our attorneys to lighten their load and provide more capacity to complete applications.
Your donation today can help make a difference in the lives of local DACA recipients, and ensure that they have the support they need to renew their application and continue to fight for a permanent solution.
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