Immigration


We Want Sensible, Effective Immigration Reform

We support comprehensive immigration reform legislation that:

  • Broadens pathways for people to enter the country legally to work and reunite with their families
  • Provides an accessible path to citizenship for long-term residents of the U.S.
  • Combines these measures with smart enforcement that improves safety, supports legal immigration channels, and prevents discrimination
  • Achieves the successful integration of immigrants into our society

In the absence of legislation, President Obama has rightfully acted. His executive action on immigration expands the highly successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and creates the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.

These measures will bring relief to millions of American families living under threat of losing a loved one to deportation. We will continue to push back on any attempts to roll back these policies. This legitimate presidential action benefits the entire country.

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All about Administrative Relief

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Dreaming and Achieving

President Obama’s executive actions expanded the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was first established on June 15, 2012 to provide administrative relief and work permits to people who arrived in the U.S. as children and meet certain other requirements.

The expanded DACA program is on hold due to a federal court order, but eligible individuals may still apply and renew applications for the existing DACA program.

Keeping Families Together

President Obama’s action also created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. Find out more about DAPA. (English | Spanish)

Strengthening Our Society

We advocate for policies and measures that advance the successful integration of new immigrants into U.S. society.

Resources

How to apply for U.S. citizenship and register to vote




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