The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that DACA is unlawful — creating a crisis that would damage the U.S. economy and millions of U.S. families, should DACA end, and renewals be halted. This ruling makes it absolutely clear that the courts will continue down the same path that ends in termination of the DACA program in the coming months. The end of DACA would yield an estimated loss of 22,000 jobs every month over the next two years. This would happen at a time when workforce shortages are already hurting families and driving up costs across the country. Additionally, the end of DACA will impact nearly 700,000 DACA recipients — resulting in an average of 5,000 DACA recipients losing their work authorizations every week. It would also place them at risk of deportation, hurt our economy, community, and families.
Time is currently running out for the DACA program, which is why we are urging current DACA recipients to renew their work permits and protections as soon as possible.