WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) released the following statement today on the Supreme Court ruling against the Trump administration’s challenge to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to reject the Trump Administration’s effort to rescind the DACA program is a win for DREAMers and all Americans. The President’s attempt to immediately end the program was yet another dangerous attack in the Administration’s incessant anti-immigration agenda.
“The Supreme Court’s ruling was made possible by the strength and efforts of the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who fought to build lives in the country that is and always has been home. DREAMers are our neighbors, colleagues and friends, and we all benefit from their contributions to our nation as a result of this life-changing program.
“While this ruling provides temporary relief, we must continue to fight for DREAMers and creating a permanent path to citizenship building upon the protections provided by the DACA program. The Senate must pass the Dream and Promise Act to ensure DACA recipients contributing to our communities finally have a path to citizenship.”