Perlmutter Statement on Supreme Court Decision on DACA

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Lakewood, Colo.-, June 18, 2020 | comments

Lakewood, Colo. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program provides nearly 800,000 Dreamers, including about 17,000 in Colorado, relief from deportation.

“Today’s Supreme Court ruling upholds our nation’s values and reaffirms the U.S. as a nation of immigrants and opportunity.

“In Colorado, we know Dreamers are our friends, neighbors, classmates, colleagues, job creators and small business owners who make important contributions to our economy and enrich our society every day. And during the COVID-19 public health crisis, Dreamers have been essential workers on the frontlines helping to take care of our sick and keep our country running.

“With today’s ruling providing only temporary relief, it’s more important than ever that the Senate passes the Dream and Promise Act to ensure these young Americans can continue living their lives in the only home they’ve ever known.”

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