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
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.
The Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the Trump administration cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Promise Arizona’s executive director, Petra Falcón, released the following statement in response to the #SCOTUS decision on #DACA. #HomeisHere #HeretoStay pic.twitter.com/PMs0Ip0kkK
— Promise Arizona (@PromiseArizona) June 19, 2020
NOW: Beautiful moment of celebration, as #DACA recipients and many who’ve worked so hard on our lawsuit–all the way to victory at the Supreme Court–celebrate the victory! #HomeIsHere pic.twitter.com/QyxmLzOw2y
— Make the Road NY (@MaketheRoadNY) June 18, 2020
— Proyecto Inmigrante (@ProyectoDFW) June 18, 2020
This is our home, and it will continue to be our home. Today the Supreme Court rightfully sided today with the over 800,000 immigrant youth with #DACA status. Read our full statement here: https://t.co/jfOI7aYe85 pic.twitter.com/iYUpcTK2Sr
— Conexión Américas (@conexion_tn) June 18, 2020
A joint statement from PUC Schools Superintendent Concepción Rivas & PUC Schools Co-Founder Dr. Jacqueline Elliot regarding the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold the DACA program: https://t.co/Ly5qF8SjTq #DACA #Dreamers pic.twitter.com/q37NXk3dxW
— PUC Schools (@PUCSchools) June 20, 2020
— Hispanic Unity of Florida (@HispanicUnity) June 18, 2020
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.