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Council on National Security and Immigration Statement on New DACA Regulations

August 25, 2022

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Anna Kumar

Washington, D.C. — Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) leader Ross Ashley today released a statement on forthcoming Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations governing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), calling on Congress to pass a permanent solution for Dreamers:

“For ten years, DACA recipients have been left in limbo without the ability to achieve permanent legal immigration status and eventual citizenship. Only Congress can make that possible, and Congress still needs to act.

“Dreamers are in America through no fault of their own, and the U.S. is the only home they know. They contribute to the U.S. economy and are educated in our schools, and they deserve to have certainty around their immigration status.

“The announcement of a new rule is a positive step, but challenges in the courts will persist. Dreamers’ livelihoods should not continue to rely on temporary measures that are subject to reversal. Congress must pass legislation for DACA recipients and other Dreamers to allow them to earn permanent legal status in the U.S. and a pathway to eventual citizenship.

“Dreamers support our economy, and if Congress acts to provide them a pathway to permanent immigration status, they can also strengthen our military and bolster our national security. Even after the issuance of the new DACA rule, it remains essential for Congress to put its energy toward permanently securing the future of the 600,000 DACA recipients and other Dreamers who call America home and make this nation a better and more secure place.”

Leaders of CNSI speak and act solely in their individual capacities, and their views should not be attributed to any organization with which they are affiliated.


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