#HomeIsHere: Our Affiliates celebrate SCOTUS decision on DACA

After the historic news coming out of the Supreme Court that shut down Trump’s intention to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), we saw our Affiliates react to all over social media and through emails sharing the news with their base. Below we highlight some of their reactions to the SCOTUS decision.

By Beatriz Paniego-Béjar, Content Specialist, UnidosUS

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From the moment this program was created in 2012 to protect DREAMers, our Affiliates have found ways to assist DACA applicants and recipients, providing information, filling out the application, offering financial support to apply, etc. Today, we have around one-quarter of Affiliates doing DACA application preparation for our DREAMers.

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However, the fight is not over yet. The president said that his administration will challenge the ruling, writing in a tweet last week: “Now we have to start this process all over again.” DACA must be protected, but we also need to continue advocating for a long-term solution to give our young people, who arrived in the U.S. as children and for whom this is the only country they know, a permanent solution to their situation.

As UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía stated in a press release last week: “[The SCOTUS] 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.”

Yes, home is here, and we are here to stay.

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