Last week, CASA united with immigrant-rights activists and undocumented immigrants from all over the country to hold a vigil outside the Fifth Circuit Corte of Appeals in New Orleans during the oral arguments on DACA. Over 100 people from all over the country stood together from 5am until the end of the hearing just in case a ruling deciding the fate of DACA came down early after oral arguments presented earlier that day. DACA is one of the few protections that our community has had, and it is now being threatened by Texas v. United States. No ruling was issued that day, and we still await the court’s decision.
This case will play a crucial role in determining the status of thousands in the an increasingly xenophobic environment, so it’s imperative that we do everything we can to stop DACA from being rolled back.
Your support will give CASA members the resources they need to protect DACA, fight for permanent protections for immigrants, and call on the Biden administration and the U.S. Congress to finally take action. Undocumented immigrants have a right to these protections, and what’s more, they have a right to permanent solutions protected by law, not just executive orders and court decisions that can be stripped away in an instant. But without your investment in our movement, CASA members won’t have the resources they should have to continue to mobilize every day to ensure immigrants’ basic rights and protections.
CASA member, Gaby, has had DACA since 2017. Because of DACA she was able to work and to go to school.
We must work together to prevent DACA from being overturned and to guarantee permanent protections for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. With your support, we can continue to fight for a more just and long-lasting solution.
Executive Director, CASA