Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

On October 5, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This new rule, which takes effect on October 31, 2022, largely maintains the DACA program created by the Obama-era memo of 2012 for DACA recipients.

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

NWIRP has compiled a list of resources related to the DACA program, including how NWIRP plans to assist first time DACA applicants after the December 4th ruling in Federal Court to reinstate the program. Featuring NWIRP Executive Director Jorge L. Barón and Deputy Director Malou Chavez. 

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Additional Resources for Health Care Providers

Making a Case for Sanctuary Hospitals – JAMA article by Saadi A, Ahmed S, Katz MH. Published online October 16, 2017. Advocates that health care professionals support and advocate for health care facilities to be sanctuary places that protect the undocumented and vulnerable.

Protecting unauthorized immigrant mothers improves their children’s mental health. J. Hainmueller et al., Science 10.1126/science.ann5893 (2017)

Health consequences of the US Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration programme: a quasi-experimental study. Venkataramani, et al.  Lancet Public Health 2017; 2;e175-81.

Dreams Deferred — The Public Health Consequences of Rescinding DACA.  Venkataramani AS, Tsai, AC,  The New England Journal of Medicine, September 13, 2017 | DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1711416

Committed to our DACA Dreamers – UW Office of the President
Letter from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, providing a call to action to restore the DACA program.