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Schumer Statement On Victory For DACA, Immigrants At The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Rules Against Trump Administration’s Rescission of DACA

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the statement below following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling against the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. (You can see the statement in Spanish here):

“I cried tears of joy when thinking about the weight lifted off the shoulders of over 700,000 Dreamers. This is a life-altering decision not just for them, but also for their families, our communities, and our country. Today, these wonderful young immigrants can breathe an enormous sigh of relief, knowing they are safe from deportation and from having their lives uprooted.

“The highest court in the land has ruled in favor of DACA, and the vast majority of Americans across party lines agree that we should protect Dreamers. This should send a loud and clear message to President Trump that we will stand united in the fight against his anti-immigrant policies or any future attacks on DACA. 

“While we celebrate this positive decision by the Court, we know the work is far from over. We reiterate our support for Dreamers and reassure them that this is only the beginning. We’ve witnessed the courage, contributions, and constant battles they have fought throughout so many years to stay in the country they love. We will not stop until all Dreamers become American citizens.”