DACA Recipient Sues Credit Union for Denied Loan Application

By Alyssa Aquino (June 2, 2022, 8:40 p.m. EDT) – A credit union is facing employee allegations of citizenship bias, with the worker telling a California federal court that despite working at the credit union credit, she still refused him a personal loan because she was a beneficiary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Karla Ayala on Wednesday accused Valley First Credit Union of refusing to consider her loan application when it determined she was neither a U.S. citizen nor a green card holder and instead received a form of deportation assistance under the Obama-era program. However, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and a California civil rights law barred Valley…

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