BOSTON – Eva Millona, President and CEO of the MIRA Coalition, today issued the following statement in response to a federal judge’s order that the Trump Administration fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and open the program to new applicants for the first time since 2017.
“Today’s court order is a major victory for the one million young immigrants in the U.S. who have denied the opportunity to apply for DACA or been left in limbo for years because of the current Administration’s relentless attacks on the program and our immigration system as a whole. We urge the Trump Administration to comply with the order fully and immediately, particularly when it comes to posting public notice that the program will begin accepting applications.
“Anyone who believes they may be eligible for DACA should consult with an attorney or legal services to get assistance in applying as soon as they are able. MIRA stands ready to assist eligible applicants and will continue to provide updates on implementation as more information is made available.
“While we are pleased that the courts have repeatedly found the Trump Administration’s attempts to end DACA unlawful and that the Biden Administration has pledged to restore the program, that is not enough. Congress must work immediately to pass the Dream and Promise Act to provide pathways to citizenship for all DACA recipients, TPS holders and their families.”
MIRA offers free assistance with DACA applications and fees. Those who are interested in assistance can learn more here.