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June 18, 2020

Aguilar Issues Statement on Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Rep. Pete Aguilar issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“The Supreme Court’s decision today is a welcome relief to the thousands of Dreamers throughout the country whose futures were thrown into jeopardy by the Trump Administration’s cruel and arbitrary decision to end DACA. But we cannot allow this temporary victory to make us complacent. Today’s decision makes clear that Congress must press forward to establish a permanent path to citizenship for immigrant youth immediately to prevent the Trump Administration from continuing to target the immigrant community with its radical anti-immigrant agenda.  

There are thousands of young immigrants who are frontline health care workers, business owners, first responders, students and military service members; they deserve to know that they have a future here. Our goal should continue to be comprehensive immigration reform to fix the broken systems that have led us here, but the Senate should act now and take up the Dream and Promise Act to codify protections for Dreamers and for the thousands of young immigrants who are living, working and raising families in the United States.”