In a 5-4 decision handed down today, the U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to President Trump’s attempts to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. UnidosUS hails this decision as a big win for DREAMers and the entire country.
UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía celebrated the decision:
“Today the Supreme Court sided with the vast majority of Americans by protecting DACA recipients from President Trump’s inhumane mission to deport as many people as possible. This decision is a victory for DREAMers — and for the entire country. DREAMers are already home, building families, creating communities and helping lift up everyone in America. Today’s decision validates the need for Congress to act and deliver the lasting decision DREAMers and the millions of American families they are members of deserve. And today we celebrate the commitment and fight of young advocates across the country who have fought so hard to make today possible.”
Read our full statement here.
YES ‼️ ✊ #SCOTUS did the right thing to protect #DACA. A big win for DREAMers and for the country. Up next, Congress must act to find a fair and permanent solution for these young people. See our statement: #HomeIsHere https://t.co/tVe3386IOh pic.twitter.com/zGg9Z1KT9E
— Janet Murguía (@JMurguia_Unidos) June 18, 2020
- Read UnidosUS Board Member Gaby Pacheco’s Washington Post op-ed here