Rights group filed two separate federal lawsuits Thursday aimed at protecting "Dreamers" - immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children.
The program is being discontinued under the Trump administration.
The program, which President Trump ended September 5, allowed participants to legally work, obtain driver's licenses, serve in the military and more easily pursue a higher education.
The East Bay Sanctuary Covenant assisted roughly 80 to 85 people with the renewal of their permits over the past month, Akimoto said. DACA recipient America Hernandez of Fresno was in Washington today, meeting with members of Congress. Seeking more time for DACA recipients to renew, and push for passage of a new Dream Act, to allow those undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children to stay.
"I think it's important to follow that dream because it's a dream".
Several lawsuits similar to the one CASA filed Thursday are challenging the government's move. "Our streets!" The also said, "Down, down for deportation and up, up for liberation!"
The Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said she was reviewing DACA cases from Puerto Rico and U.S Virgin Islands "on a case-by-case basis".
The Colorado Dreamers were among almost 150 from across the USA who were in the nation's capital seeking clarity about their future.
Second, they are asking for a change in the policy for qualifying for in-state tuition for undocumented transfer students, which they say is burdensome.
Shruti Rana, a professor at Indiana University's School of Global and International Studies, says the future of DACA still remains unclear and has left individuals in the dark. He added that the DACA application form asks for a volume of sensitive information, and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services made a commitment during President Obama's administration to not share the information with its immigration enforcement arm.
However, DHS did issue a multiple reminders on its website about the impending deadline, while about 58,000 DACA recipients had applied for renewal before the administration announced it was ending the program. "And it's something that has had full bipartisan support in the Congress, and the President is fully supportive of the Dream Act".
The White House is expected to send a proposal to Congress demanding strict immigration measures in exchange for helping current DACA recipients. "We had been fighting together with our communities and getting elected officials to try to work on something whether it was at the state level or municipalities to try to get something passed to protect our families".