Moms Urge Congress to Fix DACA in 2022
“Ending DACA (the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program) would be devastating, not just for the 600,000+ people enrolled in the program but for hundreds of thousands of their children and families, as well as for America's workforce, communities, and our economy. Yet courts may be poised to do just that. That’s why it is so urgent that Congress act before the end of the year to create permanent protections for the hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to this country as children, making it the only place they have ever called home.
“DACA recipients are our doctors and nurses, teachers, child care and construction workers. They hold essential jobs that make our communities stronger and more successful. If Congress again fails to create a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, they will be forced to continue living with uncertainty and the well-founded fear that their families will be torn apart.
“It is shameful that Congress has failed, for so many years, to provide permanent protections to this community. That must change. Voters rejected hate, cruelty and extremism in last week’s election. A clear majority has supported a legislative fix for DACA for nearly a decade. The time for Congress to act is during the lame-duck session. Every immigrant deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.”