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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.

Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFSSD) applauds a federal judge’s decision to restore the DACA program in full. This is a great positive step for the many people who have been waiting to apply for DACA for the first time. Our country’s foundation and great history is built by immigrants, and we are encouraged that this decision marks the end of the anti-immigrant policies that have denied justice, safety, opportunity and hope for so many DACA recipients and undocumented youth across our nation.

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.

 

***IMPORTANT UPDATE***
 
On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would not deport certain undocumented youth who came to the United States as children. Under a directive from the DHS secretary, these youth may be granted a type of temporary permission to stay in the U.S. called “deferred action.” The Obama administration called this program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
 
The following link provides the latest information related to DACA and this court case. 

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.

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#EnSolidaridadConDreamers

#DefendDACA

#HeretoStay

#HomeIsHere

#Dreamers

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

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

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

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

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