Attorney General Becerra: To Date, Nearly Half a Million Dreamers Have Renewed Their DACA Protections as a Result of Court Order Secured by California
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that more than 100,000 Dreamers have had their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal requests granted in the most recent quarter, despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to rescind the policy. The data on DACA renewals is published as part of a quarterly report the federal government is required to file pursuant to the preliminary injunction that California secured to preserve the program in January 2018.
“With each and every one of these updates, we see the continued resiliency and tenacity of our Dreamers,” said Attorney General Becerra. “Their hard work to better the lives of their families and our communities is a source of inspiration. We’ll continue to do whatever is in our power to defend their rights and preserve the rule of law.”
Federal immigration authorities are required by court order to report quarterly data on the number of DACA applications that have been renewed or await a pending decision. This quarter’s renewals bring the total to 473,730 renewals approved since January 2018. With these renewals, these individuals receive protection against immigration action for removal and permission to work in the United States for another two years.
Attorney General Becerra remains committed to protecting the rights of immigrants in California and around the country. Earlier this year, Attorney General Becerra led a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s illegal diversion of funds to construct a wall at the southern border, released a first-of-its-kind report on immigration detention facilities in California, led a multistate amicus brief challenging the Trump Administration’s “Turnback Policy,” and co-led a multistate effort before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to defend hundreds of thousands of people who hold Temporary Protected Status.
The most recent renewal statistics are available here.