U.S. Supreme Court to Allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program to Continue

June 18th, 2020
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Amber Roman
Director of Strategic Communications

Congress Must Act Swiftly to Provide Legal Status to DACA Recipients

Home IS here, and today we applaud the U. S. Supreme Court for its decision, which upholds the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and found that the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind DACA was arbitrary and capricious stating, “…we conclude that the Acting Secretary did violate the Administrative Procedures Act, and that the rescission (of DACA) must be vacated.”

We are grateful for the leadership of President Janet Napolitano and the University of California’s Board of Regents, who led the lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s actions and in defense of DACA. We are especially proud of our Board Chair and President and General Counsel of MALDEF, Thomas Saenz, who has been a national leader defending DACA on behalf of students and families in the U.S. judicial system.

California recognizes the tremendous value immigrants bring to the fabric of our state and the inextricable ties that bind our collective future. College opportunity is key to ensuring that California can meet its economic goals, maintain its global standing, and keep up with technological advances. As California’s economy becomes increasingly reliant on a better-educated workforce and further connected to a global marketplace for its services and products, immigrants are poised to make major contributions to future growth.