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MFV Stands with Dreamers as SCOTUS Announces DACA Review

07.01.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Mart
ínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org

MFV Stands with Dreamers as SCOTUS Announces DACA Review

Dreamers and the undocumented community need permanent protections from Congress

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear legal challenges to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as requested by President Trump.

Mi Familia Vota issued the following statement:

When President Trump terminated the DACA program, he launched an assault on immigrant youth. His actions barred hundreds of thousands of undocumented youth from accessing DACA, but the courts allowed DACA to continue for those who had already enrolled. There are close to 700,000 DACA recipients whose relief from deportation, work permits, access to licenses, and more have been put into limbo by Trump’s anti-Dreamer actions. His request for the Supreme Court to review the legality of the DACA program is a last-ditch resort to reverse a host of court rulings that have allowed the program to continue. Dreamers deserve much more from our President and from Congress whose inaction has failed Dreamers.

“Mi Familia Vota will keep fighting for Dreamers who are DACA recipients as well as for the rest of our undocumented community, which includes 100,000 high school students who graduate every year without any protections. We urge Congress to provide permanent legal protections in the form of pathways to citizenship for our undocumented community at large.”

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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.