June 28, 2019
San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will hear arguments over whether the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative was legal:
“Seven years ago, the DACA initiative empowered courageous young Dreamers to come out of the shadows and pursue their American Dream as students, teachers, doctors, servicemembers and entrepreneurs, strengthening our communities and enriching our nation in the process. In rescinding DACA and its vital protections, the Trump Administration forced hundreds of thousands of brave young men and women to live under a cloud of fear and uncertainty. The Supreme Court must now uphold the rulings of lower courts across the country, which have determined that the Trump Administration’s cruel decision to terminate DACA was illegal.
“This month, House Democrats overwhelmingly passed H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, to protect Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries by providing them with a pathway to citizenship. The Republican Senate must honor the will of the American people and pass this critical legislation.
“House Democrats will continue to work to fix our broken immigration system with comprehensive immigration reform that honors our values as a nation of immigrants and our responsibility to secure our borders. The beautiful contributions that our Dreamers bring to our communities have made America more American. We will continue to fight tirelessly to protect these outstanding young men and women as we work to ensure America remains a nation of hope, freedom and opportunity for all.”