FWD.us Statement on Supreme Court Action Regarding DACA

WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari, meaning it will hear arguments on the termination of DACA:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is disappointing, and means 700,000 Dreamer’s lives will remain in a state of chaos and confusion. President Trump has ensured a central face of his immigration policy and presidency leading into 2020 is an effort to end DACA, and ultimately force 700,000 Dreamers out of their jobs and the only country most know as home.

“Since September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration has been crystal clear that they are going to take every action possible to terminate DACA. More recently, President Trump has stated publicly that he wants to use the threat of deporting Dreamers as leverage to enact unpopular cuts and restrictions to legal immigration. The Court’s decision today allows those plans to move forward at a breakneck pace. This is wrong, and will hurt not only Dreamers and their families and communities, but will cause serious damage to our economy.

“DACA has been a huge success, not just for Dreamers, but for our entire country. No federal court has found DACA to be unconstitutional, and numerous decisions have struck down efforts to terminate this program. However, the Supreme Court will now hear arguments to overrule these lower court opinions, and as early as this spring, DACA could be gone.

“FWD.us will continue to take every step possible to protect DACA recipients and to demand the Senate take up the Dream and Promise Act immediately, and pass legislation to provide Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship. It’s important for all DACA recipients to know that the nation-wide injunctions remain in place and we strongly encourage eligible DACA recipients to consult a lawyer and consider submitting renewals as soon as possible. Resources are available at www.InformedImmigrant.com.”

A detailed timeline of events since the termination of DACA on September 5, 2017, can be found here.

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