Today, the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision ruled that the Trump administration cannot move forward with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gives young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children the ability to legally work and protects them from deportation.
Today is a major victory for the 700,000 young immigrants protected by DACA – often referred to as DREAMers – who contribute immensely to their communities. For many, this country is the only home they have ever known, and as law-abiding, tax-paying residents, they deserve every opportunity to continue pursuing their goals.
DACA recipients are teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and lawyers. They are your neighbors, co-workers, and friends. They are front-line health care workers, like Lorena Espinoza de Piña, who are saving lives during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Thank you for using your voice and standing up for DREAMers. I hope you will continue to join Stand for Children in our collective fight for a more equitable and just society.
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