The Supreme Court ruled the current Administration’s move to end DACA was “arbitrary and capricious,” in a major disagreement with the President.
Ending the DACA program would have torn apart families and communities. All over the nation, hundreds of thousands of DREAMers are celebrating the decision. However, many have expressed that this is only a breather and not the end of their battle.
UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Below we share their news release regarding the DACA ruling with our readers –
June 18, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC— Today the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the Trump administration cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy, calling the bid “capricious and arbitrary” under the Administrative Procedures Act.
UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision that temporarily allows the more than 700,000 young people in DACA to remain in the country:
“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.”
More than 200,000 DREAMers work in industries deemed essential during this pandemic, including the 27,000 who are working on the front lines to confront the spread of coronavirus as medical professionals.
The vast majority of Americans, including a majority of Trump voters, want DACA to stay in place. If the Trump administration continues to try to end the program, it will tear up families and communities dependent on these young people who are Americans in every sense except for immigration status.
To find updated information on DACA and to see how you can help call on Congress to take immediate action to defend DREAMers, visit our webpage here.
UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.