Meng Statement on SCOTUS' DACA Decision
Jun 18, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court of the United States—the highest court in the country—ruled against the Trump Administration’s effort to end the 2012 Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which protects children who were brought to the U.S. from deportation.
“Today is a day of celebration and hope for the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who live, work, and call America home,” said Meng. “I am relieved that so many will now be able to continue their lives without the immediate fear of being deported. President Trump and all those who assisted him with this ugly, cruel, and inhumane effort to frustrate the dreams of so many young immigrants are morally reprehensible. While today’s decision is a major step forward in the right direction we must still ensure a pathway to citizenship for these individuals who have known this country as their only home. The House passed the American Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6 which would do just this, and the Senate must immediately take action. Our work is not complete.”