Letter to DHS In Response to DHS Proposed Rulemaking on DACA

December 2, 2021

Advancing Justice | AAJC and Advancing Justice - LA share suggestions for committing DACA into regulation and expanding eligibility criteria.

On November 29, 2021, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA submitted a comment in response to Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rulemaking on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While we express support to commit DACA into regulation, we oppose the decoupling of work permits from deportation protections and urge the expansion of eligibility criteria, among other recommendations. DACA has provided opportunities and immeasurable relief to tens of thousands of Asian American community members.