FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2021
Contact: Kali Cohn
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI) Statement on DACA decision
DALLAS – On July 16, 2021, Judge Hanen of the Southern District of Texas declared DACA unlawful. DACA is a temporary protection for undocumented youth to lawfully work and stay in the United States.
“To our family, friends, and community, we’re here standing with you,” said Zeyla Gonzalez, HRI’s DOJ Accredited Representative. “Today’s decision finding DACA unlawful happened because our Texas politicians continue to target undocumented people for their own political gain. This violence needs to end now. Yesterday’s House budget included a pathway to citizenship for so many stuck in limbo–immigrant youth, TPS holders, farmworkers, and essential workers. It’s time for Congress to deliver.”
For the past 20 years, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas has provided legal and critical social services for immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from all over the world. For more information, visit www.hrionline.org.