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Fourth Circuit Ruling on DACA Highlights Need for Congressional Action

05.17.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Martínez karinam@mifamiliavota.org

 

Fourth Circuit Ruling on DACA Highlights Need for Congressional Action

Ruling is a recognition of immigrant rights activism, but Congress must pass Dreamer legislation

 

Washington, D.C. – A Fourth Circuit court has ruled that President Trump’s decision to terminate DACA was unlawful.

Mi Familia Vota released the following statement:

Federal courts agree that the Trump administration’s decision to terminate DACA was unlawful. It was also malicious to purposely disrupt the lives of over 700,000 Dreamers by challenging their ability to access the forms of relief provided by DACA, such as work permits. While renewals are still being processed, each year 98,000 undocumented students are graduating from high school without any relief. Immigrants and immigrant rights organizations will continue to fight for relief and pathways to citizenship. Today’s ruling is recognition of their efforts.

“President Trump and his supporters are failing our youth and creating unnecessary barriers between them and the American Dream. Our community needs pathways to citizenship, starting with clean legislation, like the Dream and Promise Act. We will continue to call on Congress and President Trump to do the right thing: pass the Dream and Promise Act now.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.