WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte released the following statement today on the U.S. District Court ruling requiring the Trump administration to accept and process new DACA applications:
“Minutes ago, a District Court made it entirely and exceedingly clear that USCIS must immediately follow the direction of the Supreme Court and accept and process new DACA applications—something the Trump administration has been pretending they don’t need to do.
“The law is clear: DACA reverts to the 2012 parameters of the program, prior to the attempted rescission by President Trump on September 5th, 2017. The Trump administration must immediately accept applications for new DACA applicants or else be in contempt of and in clear violation of a directive from the United States Supreme Court. Many of these eligible young people are now 17, 18 and 19 years old and have grown up in this country since the age of six.
“To any new potential DACA applicants, we strongly urge you to contact an attorney or legal services provider before submitting your application; it is, tragically, possible the Trump administration may try to rescind this program again.
“That said the correct moral, economic and political choice is clear: the President must follow the orders of the Supreme Court and ensure a fast and orderly processing for new DACA applicants, or he will continue a lawless path to defy federal court orders and stand with the 12% of the public who wants Dreamers deported.”