Attached, you will find SSWAA’s Response to President Trump’s recent decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. As you know the purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants 1) protection from deportation and 2) a work permit. The program expires after two years, subject to renewal. This decision impacts over 800.000 individuals many who are students with whom we work or individuals working and contributing to our economy and communities in significant ways. At this point, it is up to Congress to develop bipartisan legislation to extend the statutory protections outlined under DACA.
Attached is not only a copy of SSWAA’s response to help support your advocacy efforts but there are several resources outlined to provide additional assistance for your practice. We hope that you will continue to contact your legislators, encouraging them to create legislation that upholds the protections under DACA and works to further identify a means for permanent citizenship for these youth.  SSWAA’s response can also be found under the “News” section on our website: www.sswaa.org