Moving Forward Together

We Stand With Dreamers

If you are a DACA program recipient, please click here to learn how JFS can help you navigate and support you right now.

We are thrilled with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that blocks the Administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. United, we stand with the nation’s 700,000+ DACA recipients – hardworking Americans who are our colleagues, friends, loved ones, and neighbors. DACA recipients are integral members of society, never clearer than today as one-third serve as frontline workers in America’s response to the COVID-19 health crisis. It is also critical that Congress takes action to immediately approve a new law that would offer even stronger protections for these hardworking women and men who should never have to fear being turned away from the country they call home.

Show your support! Below you will find suggested social media messaging, fast facts, key statistics, and shareable visuals and graphics, and links to more information on DACA.

Community Conversation
Understanding the Supreme Court Decision On DACA:
What Happens Next?

Date/Time: Monday, June 22  |  3:00 – 4:30pm

Panelists:

  • Leah Chavarria, Esq., Director of Immigration Services Immigration Attorney, Jewish Family Service
  • Jairo Castañeda, Esq., Lead Attorney, Higher Education Legal Services, Jewish Family Service
  • Claudia Cuevas, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Cynthia Torres, Coordinator of Undocumented Resource Area (URA) at SDSU
  • Leticia A. Díaz, M.A., Director of EOPS and Special Programs, San Diego Mesa College
  • Daniel Alfaro, Program Manager of Undocumented Student Services, UCSD

Moderator: Vanessa Piñeda, Outreach Manager for Breaking Down Barriers, Jewish Family Service

In this Community Conversation, our panel of immigration experts and advocates will summarize the court ruling and the immediate effects it has on DACA recipients, discuss the emotional impact of the decision, and connect participants to helpful immigration resources. Join us to ask questions, share your feelings, and talk about what happens next for the 700,000+ DACA recipients who call the United States home.

This conversation will be in English with Spanish interpretation available. 

If you would like to participate, please register to receive unique access information to enter the virtual meeting room.

DACA Community Conversation Resources

Dream and Promise Act

 

Resource for High School students

  • Students Without Limits
    • Services include scholarship opportunities, one-on-one assistance applying to college and for financial aid, mental health support, in-school support groups, and also pre-screening for DACA.

 

Community College System

 

California State University System

 

University of California System

 

San Diego State University System

 

Local Mental Health Resources

 

Jewish Family Service Services

 

San Diego Community Services

To contact, call (619) 389.8723 or email [email protected].

JFS Position Statement: DACA Supreme Court Decision

Please click here to read our statement from CEO Michael Hopkins about the Supreme Court ruling.

JFS Op-Ed in the San Diego Union-Tribune

In this op-ed published on June 19, 2020, JFS CEO Michael Hopkins with Ellen J. Neufeldt, President of California State University San Marcos, discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to protect DACA recipients and how critically important it is that Congress takes action now to provide permanent safety, protection, and a pathway towards citizenship.


And on a personal note to Dreamers: We stand with you and we are here for you. At Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Cal State San Marcos, you are valuable members of our communities. You have taught us what resilience, hope, and perseverance truly look like. You show up for this country every single day, and we will continue to do the same for you. We are in this together.”


Please click here to read the full Op-Ed

Dreamers Fast Facts

  • As of 2018, there were an estimated 1.8 million Dreamers in the U.S., most entered the U.S. before the age of 6 years old.
  • There are nearly 700,000 DACA recipients across the U.S. They live in every state, as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and on military bases.
  • DACA protects hundreds of thousands of hardworking people – including innovators at top companies, approximately 29,000 healthcare workers currently fighting COVID-19, and teachers educating our children.
  • Dreamers are on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19; they are essential workers in our hospitals, grocery stores, fields, supply chains, and so much more. Despite the uncertainty, they’re still giving back to the only country many of them have ever called home.
  • The average length of time a DACA recipient has lived in the U.S. is 20 years.
  • DACA recipients and their families pay approximately $5.7 billion in federal taxes and $3.1 billion in state and local taxes — that’s nearly $9 billion that supports communities across America. Ending DACA would risk up to $460.3 billion in losses to the American economy over the next decade.
  • Nearly 1.5 million people share a home with a DACA recipient, including more than 250,000 children born in the United States.
  • Polling consistently shows that DACA enjoys overwhelming popular support.

Toolkit

Download Instructions

Click on the image to open it in a new tab.
In the new tab, right-click on the full-size image and choose “Save image as” and then save to your computer.

To download all images for a specific fact, click Download All at the bottom of each section.

Hashtags

 #InSolidarityWithDreamers

#EnSolidaridadConDreamers

#DefendDACA

#HeretoStay

#HomeIsHere

#Dreamers

Social Media Posts

Fact 1

Nearly 1.5 million people share a home with a DACA recipient, including more than 250,000 children born in the United States.

Instagram

Facebook

Download all

Fact 2

The average length of time a DACA recipient has lived in the United States is 20 years.

Instagram

Facebook

Download all

Fact 3

Ending DACA would risk up to $460 billion in losses to the United States economy over the next decade.

Instagram

Facebook

Download all

Fact 4

29,000 Healthcare workers rely on DACA protections to be able to provide critical care to communities across the United States.

Instagram

Facebook

Download all

Zoom Backgrounds

No JFS Logo

Download all

With JFS Logo

Download Instructions

Click on the image to open it in a new tab.
In the new tab, right-click on the full-size image and choose “Save image as” and then save to your computer.

To download all images for a specific fact, click Download All at the bottom of each section.