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TESOL Continues to Monitor DACA Situation in U.S.

by David Cutler | 07/17/2020
Despite the Supreme Court of the United States’ ruling on 18 June 2020 that directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to accept new DACA applications, the Trump Administration has until now failed to comply with the Court’s order. New DACA applications continued to be rejected until a federal judge ordered the Administration on July 17 to accept them. These unprecedented actions have not gone unnoticed by TESOL International Association. TESOL continues to monitor the situation and is working with its allies, including United We Dream and the Coalition for the American Dream, to ensure DACA remains in place and new applicants can apply for protected immigration status.  

TESOL strongly urges its advocates in the United States to visit the TESOL Advocacy Action Center to tell their members of Congress to pass the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which will provide a pathway to permanent citizenship for Dreamers.  

29 July 2020 Update

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not complying with the U.S. District Court's order of 17 July 2020, which effectuated the the SCOTUS decision of 18 June. This is unprecedented in U.S. history and calls for immediate action by Congress. TESOL urges the Senate to pass the American Dream and Promise Act that would confirm the DACA program through legislation and demands that DHS allow new DACA applications to be processed and renewals be granted for the full 2 years, per the Court's order.