WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and reinstated the DACA program as it had originally been put in place on June 15, 2012:
“One year ago, the Supreme Court rejected the previous administration’s baseless attempt to dismantle the DACA program in an incredible victory for DACA recipients, their families, and communities. Today, we are reminded that, while DACA has been overwhelmingly positive for our entire country, DACA recipients are still grappling with the uncertainty that only a permanent legislative solution can provide.
“Last year’s victory was only possible because of the tremendous courage and determination of hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients and Dreamers who fought – and continue to fight – to protect their lives, and the lives of their families and loved ones. The terrifying COVID-19 pandemic made the countless contributions of Dreamers even clearer, with nearly 1 million Dreamers serving as essential workers helping to keep all Americans healthy and safe.
“It is long past time for Congress to offer DACA recipients the protections that only legislation can provide. We urge Members of Congress to meet Dreamers’ courage with action, and to pass a pathway to citizenship so that DACA recipients, TPS Holders, and all undocumented individuals can live their lives free from fear, safe and together with their families.”