WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decision not to take action on the DOJ’s requests for certiorari, meaning that at this time, they will not hear arguments to overrule the lower court decisions to keep DACA in effect:
“The Supreme Court was wise to delay action on the Trump Administration’s efforts to terminate DACA. There is no reason for the Court to consider these cases right now, on a rushed timeline, and before many lower courts have had a chance to consider the cases. Since September 5, 2017, the Administration has taken every measure possible to terminate DACA, which would strip work authorizations from nearly 700,000 Dreamers, and put them under imminent threat of deportation. Today’s news is a huge repudiation of those efforts. DACA has been an incredible success, and lower courts have never found this program to be unlawful. For now, DACA renewals will continue.
“Dreamers have shown immeasurable courage and bravery as they advocate for the right to continue to contribute to the only country that most of them have ever known. We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and the millions of their friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors across the country who have made their voices heard in support of Dreamers. We have no doubt that the Administration will take extraordinary measures to end this program, and the Court could still agree to take up this case at a later date, so we urge Dreamers who are eligible to renew their DACA as soon as possible. We also continue to urge Congress to pass permanent protections for Dreamers, so that they can stop living from injunction to injunction and fully contribute to our country and economy. But for today, we will celebrate this important milestone.”