Gamaliel applauds today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Trump Administration’s effort to end DACA. The decision provides temporary relief for Dreamers who have been held in limbo since the Trump Administration’s 2017 announcement that it would end the program, but it is does not solve the problem.
In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the Trump Administration failed to follow correct procedure, as set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act, when it moved to end the DACA program. The court, however, did not rule that the Trump Administration had no power to end DACA—justices agree that the Administration does have that authority.
We fully anticipate that the Trump Administration will take into consideration the findings of this court and make a second attempt to end DACA before the 2020 general election. It is critical, therefore, that we join together with renewed commitment to work for a permanent legislative solution that will end the uncertainty that DACA recipients continue to face and will create a pathway to citizenship for our Dreamers.
Join me in making that commitment today!
Pablo Tapia, Chair
Gamaliel Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign