Rosen Urges Eligible DACA Recipients to Renew Status in Light of Recent Court Ruling, Encourages Those Who Need Assistance with Paperwork to Contact Her Office
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her co-sponsorship of the Protect Dreamer Confidentiality Act of 2019 (S. 197), which would safeguard the private information — such as addresses and telephone numbers — of DACA applicants to ensure that they are not targeted for deportation. Specifically, S. 197 protects DACA application information from being disclosed to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) for any purpose, other than implementing DACA.
“It’s incredibly important that we protect the private information of young immigrants who were given word by the federal government that they would be protected for coming out of the shadows to enroll in DACA,” said Senator Rosen. “Our Dreamers in Nevada and across the country represent some of our country’s best and brightest. I will continue fighting to pass legislation to give our Dreamers the protections they need so they can continue to be a part of our communities.”
BACKGROUND: This legislation was re-introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and is supported by 19 other Democrats in the Senate. Last Congress, Rosen supported the House companion to S. 197. In the House, Rosen was an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan United and Securing America (USA) Act and the bipartisan DREAM Act, both of which would provide a path to permanent legal residency and eventual citizenship for Dreamers. Nevada is home to an estimated 13,000 DACA recipients.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is still accepting renewal applications. Right now, DACA recipients who are eligible to apply for renewal can submit their DACA applications, and are encouraged to do so immediately. USCIS recommends 90 to 120 days to process renewal applications. Applicants are encouraged to visit USCIS’ website here to apply. Senator Rosen encourages those who are having issues with paperwork to contact her Nevada offices for assistance.