The Edward W. Hazen Foundation is deeply angered that members of Congress failed to forge a compromise that would have protected recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  

Throughout the country, youth-led organizations are urging lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for two million immigrant youth. “This might’ve been the last chance to save DACA,” United We Dream’s Executive Director Greisa Martínez Rosas recently wrote for The New York Times. “The program remains under attack and could be undone by the Supreme Court as early as next year, ripping away work permits and protections from deportation for hundreds of thousands of young people,” she added. 

We stand with United We Dream and our grantees in calling on President Joe Biden and members of Congress to find a permanent solution for DACA recipients and all undocumented people.  

Most DACA recipients have only known the U.S. as their home. They live in every state, work in every sector; they are our loved ones—and they deserve the security and stability available to all U.S. citizens. The only path forward is an equitable and humane immigration system that grants every DACA recipient the right to live in this country free from the fear of deportation. To do anything less is a gross moral and political failure.  

We will continue to uplift grassroots organizations committed to protecting and informing DACA recipients of their rights. This is an integral part of the Hazen Foundation’s commitment to supporting communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class. Connect with these Hazen grantees fighting for a just immigration policy to learn how you can support the fight for immigrant rights: