CHICAGO, IL – September 14, 2023 – On Wednesday, September 13, a federal judge declared illegal a revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. 

Texas U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen has stated that the DACA rule is unlawful. However, the status of current DACA recipients remains the same. 

The decision, denounced by The Resurrection Project (TRP), is confident that the decision will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

“This ruling does not change anything for current DACA recipients, said Eréndira Rendón, Vice-President of Immigrant Justice at TRP and DACA recipient. “Current DACA recipients should continue to renew, and TRP will continue to advocate for work permits for DREAMers and all immigrants. We believe all immigrants deserve the dignity of a work permit.”

Hanen barred the government from approving any new applications but left the program intact for existing recipients. For now, DREAMers with DACA can continue to submit renewal applications, and initial DACA applications will not be processed.  

Here is what you need to know if you are a DACA recipient.

  • If you have DACA continue to renew
  • Advanced parole is open
  • First time DACA applications continue to be closed

The Resurrection Project (TRP) builds trusting relationships to educate and propel individuals, immigrants, and families to achieve their social and economic aspirations, stable homes, and equitable participation in their community. TRP is a leading provider of affordable housing, financial education, and immigration services on Chicago’s Southwest side. 
For more than three decades TRP, has worked to improve the lives of individuals and families by creating wealth, building assets, and engaging residents to be catalysts for change. Rooted in the Pilsen community, TRP’s impact now extends across the City of Chicago and through the State of Illinois; we are making steady progress towards leveraging and preserving more than $1 billion in community wealth by 2025.