Congresswoman Gwen Moore Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision to Take Up DACA Appeal

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Washington, June 28, 2019 | comments

 Congresswoman Gwen Moore Responds to the Supreme Court’s Decision to Take Up DACA Appeal

Congresswoman Moore released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to take up President’s Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Since Trump’s election, the administration has relentlessly drove an anti-immigrant agenda, including the ill-advised decision to end the DACA program, sowing fear and confusion in the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals and later trying to use their status as a bargaining chip to build a useless border wall.

While the Supreme Court’s decision will hopefully uphold the lower court rulings that determined the administration’s decision to terminate DACA was unlawful, Congress can enact permanent protections for DACA recipients and the larger DREAMer population. 

Earlier this year, I supported the House’s passage of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would provide permanent status for those brought to the U.S. as children and for those with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and in Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) programs. The fate of nearly 700,000 Dreamers is also now in the hands of the U.S. Senate, which can and should take up this crucial legislation.

I am hopeful that the Supreme Court will place partisanship aside to continue fulfilling the promise our government made to these young people. We must ensure that DREAMers can continue enriching our country.”

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