- JFCS in the Media
San Francisco Chronicle
By Jilma L. Meneses and Anita Friedman
While there are many issues plaguing our immigration system, there is one inequality that we as a nation must resolve with urgency. Passing the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act will create a long overdue pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth who were brought to our country as children and know no other home.
Time is running out. There are approximately 700,000 young people who are facing the loss of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections. Of those, about 200,000 DACA recipients are in California alone, and more than 70,000 are enrolled in our state’s universities and community colleges. These brave young people are going to school, caring for their families, building our communities and making incredible contributions to our society.