Heinrich Encourages DACA Recipients To Continue Seeking Renewals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is encouraging individuals protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to renew their status, and is calling for Senate action to protect DREAMers. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on DACA today. President Trump terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, throwing the lives of nearly 700,000 DREAMers into chaos.

“Immigrants have long helped write the economic, social, and cultural story of New Mexico. Our nation’s foundation and the enduring American spirit were built by the hard work and dreams of so many striving young immigrants,” said Heinrich. “When President Trump made the outrageous decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he threw hundreds of thousands of DREAMers deep into fear and uncertainty. DREAMers deserve commonsense, compassionate, and responsible policy – not the fear of deportation. I encourage DACA recipients to continue renewing their status and I urge Senate Majority Leader McConnell to bring the Dream and Protection Act to the Senate Floor for a vote.”

At the beginning of this Congress, Senator Heinrich led a group of Senate Democrats in reintroducing the Protect DREAMer Confidentiality Act of 2019, a bill to safeguard the private information—such as addresses and telephone numbers—of the young immigrants known as DREAMers to ensure they are not targeted by the Trump Administration for deportation. Senator Heinrich was also part of a bicameral coalition in filing a bipartisan amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of DACA.

Heinrich added, “The most important thing for DREAMers to know right now is that they can still apply to renew their status. If you, or someone you know, is a DACA recipient, please reach out to one of my offices in New Mexico for assistance. We are here to help.”

For those interested in hearing more about, or starting, DACA renewal procedures, please contact one of Senator Heinrich's five state offices in New Mexico:


400 Gold Avenue SW, Ste. 1080

Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

p: (505) 346-6601


7450 East Main St., Ste. A

Farmington, NM 87402

p: (505) 325-5030


Loretto Towne Center

505 South Main St., Ste. 148

Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

p: (575) 523-6561


200 East 4th St., Ste. 300

Roswell, New Mexico 88201

p: (575) 622-7113


123 East Marcy St., Ste. 103

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

p: (505) 988-6647

For more information on constituent services, please visit Senator Heinrich’s website at https://www.heinrich.senate.gov/helping-you.