Employing and Supporting DACA Beneficiaries

RILA is an unwavering support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and continues to advocate for a permanent solution for the individuals who qualify to live and work in the United States under its umbrella. During the COVID-19 crisis, Dreamers helped to keep stores open, stocked and safe. These workers are part of the retail family and advocating to ensure they can remain in the US legally is a top policy priority for RILA and its membership.

SCOTUS Decision Buys Time for Congress to Find a Solution for Dreamers

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“The retail industry employs thousands of DACA program recipients.  Dreamers’ contributions were particularly evident during COVID-19, as Dreamers were among those who helped to keep stores open, stocked, and safe. These hardworking individuals are part of the social fabric of America and part of the retail family; they are our friends and neighbors. Today’s decision gives these workers some hope that the program they depend upon to work legally in the country that is their home can be saved. RILA implores Congress and the Administration to seek an immediate and long-term remedy to address the legal status of DACA participants.”

Brian Dodge
  • President
  • Washington, DC
  • Retail Invests in People

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