U.S. Supreme Court to take up DACA case, threatening safety of 700,000 recipients

U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up DACA Case

Unnecessary Decision Threatens Safety and Livelihood of Over 700,000 Recipients


June 28, 2019—Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Supreme Court agreed today to hear three of the Trump Administration’s appeals of decisions that block the Administration from terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Currently, the federal government is under court order to accept and process renewal applications, but it is not accepting new applications.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, an affiliation of five civil rights organizations, responds with the following statement:

“In light of the Supreme Court’s announcement, we encourage DACA recipients to continue renewing their applications and we vow to continue fighting for a broad and diverse undocumented community.

As part of its white supremacist agenda, this administration has made terminating the DACA program a top priority since they came into office. The movement to preserve immigration programs such as DACA, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) has been a strong testament to the resilience of immigrant communities whose lives are jeopardized by this administration’s xenophobic policies.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are committed to winning a permanent solution for all DACA recipients and the rest of the 11 million undocumented immigrants, including members of our communities.”

Media Contacts:
Mary Tablante 202-296-2300 x 0114 mtablante@advancingjustice-aajc.org
Milan Chang 415-848-7754 milanc@advancingjustice-alc.org
James Woo 404-585-8446 jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
Brandon Lee 773-271-0899 x 200 blee@advancingjustice-chicago.org
Alison Vu (213) 241-0283 avu@advancingjustice-la.org


Asian Americans Advancing Justice is a national affiliation of five leading organizations advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and other underserved communities to promote a fair and equitable society for all. The affiliation’s members are: Advancing Justice – AAJC (Washington, D.C.), Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (San Francisco), Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, Advancing Justice – Atlanta, and Advancing Justice – Chicago