Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court announced they will take up the DACA litigation. The hearing on the case could occur at the end of 2019 or early 2020. A ruling would be issued between January-June 2020.
Greisa Martinez Rosas, DACA recipient and Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream Action, said:
“Throughout his presidency, Trump has done everything to detain and deport more people, and now the Supreme Court is getting dragged in to do his dirty work.
We don’t believe Republicans who would say they want to do something to protect immigrant youth. Republicans stood by when Trump dismantled DACA, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk of deportation. Since then, Trump and Republicans have negotiated in bad faith and killed several efforts in Congress that would’ve protected immigrant youth. We see right through their political game.
No matter the Supreme Court’s decision on this case, we must continue to fight and protect immigrant youth, our families, and community members from detention, deportation and family separation.
Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action will continue to push Congress to defund the deportation force of ICE and CBP and will be speaking directly to voters ahead of the 2020 elections. Voters must know what’s at stake for immigrant youth and that passing permanent legislation that protects people without hurting people is possible if we elect members of Congress who are bold, progressive and ready to stand up for immigrants.
Although there are long days ahead in this fight, we push forward with the conviction that our people deserve nothing less than to live unafraid of deportation and the opportunity to thrive in this country.
We also urge DACA recipients and their families to go to RenewMyDACA.com to find information about renewing your protections now, and we ask all people to support immigrant youth by contributing to the DACA renewal fund at DACARenewalFund.org to help with this process while you still can.”