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AG Becerra Announces 113K Dreamers Renewed Their DACA Protections Last Quarter

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that more than 113,000 Dreamers successfully renewed their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections last quarter thanks to a preliminary injunction obtained by California in 2018. Coming on the heels of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision California secured last month, the renewals provide DACA recipients with temporary protection against immigration action for removal and allow them to work in the United States for another two years.

“In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed what Americans across this country already know: Dreamers deserve to be here,” said Attorney General Becerra. “And, despite the obstacles, they keep fighting to give back to the only place they have ever called home. Now, Congress must enact a permanent fix to help make their dreams a reality: DACA renewals are more than just numbers — they represent people’s lives. It’s going to take all of us working together to create the change our Dreamers deserve.”

As part of litigation involving DACA, federal immigration authorities were required to report quarterly data on the number of DACA applications that have been renewed or are awaiting a decision. There were approximately 113,145 renewals in the most recent quarter, bringing the total to 826,510 renewals approved since January 2018. Total renewals include individuals who have been able to renew their protections more than once since the 2018 preliminary injunction.

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