Supreme Court Rejects Trump Administration’s Inhumane Attempt to Deport Dreamers
This morning, June 18, the Supreme Court of the United States announced a 5-4 ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, finding that the Trump Administration’s attempted termination of the program was arbitrary and capricious.
Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, released this statement:
“The many national organizations in the Coalition on Human Needs believe that meeting the needs of our people is inextricably tied to our nation’s highest values of decency and justice. The Supreme Court ruled today that the Trump Administration’s attempts to terminate the DACA program were arbitrary and capricious – another way of saying that the Trump Administration ignored the basic requirements of the law that if it sought to terminate the current legal status for people who came here as children, have lived here most of their lives, and are productive and valued members of our communities and workforce, it must supply a carefully drawn rationale for taking such an extreme step, supported by evidence. The vast majority of Americans believe, based on their knowledge of how DACA participants came to this country and their contributions to our nation, that decency, justice and humanity require us to recognize and affirm that DACA participants are valued members of our communities and deserve permanent legal status and a path to citizenship.
“We celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling, but know that the real celebration of justice and human decency awaits Congress’ enactment of legislation to provide legal status and a path to citizenship for 700,000 DACA recipients and other immigrants who every day make essential contributions to our communities. That should happen with no delay and the Trump Administration should abandon its inhumane attempts to tear our neighbors from their homes and families.”