Congressman Sires Applauds DACA Decision and Calls for Senate Passage of Dream and Promise Act
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Albio Sires issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to prevent the Trump Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“This Supreme Court decision to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a victory in our fight for humane immigration policy and a moment of justice for Dreamers and the entire nation. As the Court said, the Trump Administration’s effort to rescind DACA was ‘arbitrary and capricious’ all along.
“During my time in Congress, I have had the privilege to engage directly with dozens of Dreamers and hear their stories. Dreamers enrich our communities and are a key part of the social fabric of this country. I am thrilled that the Supreme Court’s decision will provide temporary relief for more than 800,000 Dreamers. But now more than ever, Congress must take legislative action to protect Dreamers. As a cosponsor of the Dream and Promise Act, I call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring it to the Senate Floor for a vote so that we can legislate a pathway to citizenship for those who are American in every way except on paper. I will continue fighting for our Dreamers until they can finally be certain that they are here to stay.”