Eshoo Hails SCOTUS Ruling Protecting Dreamers

June 18, 2020
Press Release

PALO ALTO, CA—Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in the case of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California which struck down the Trump Administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold DACA is a source of hope for the approximately 650,000 Dreamers and all Americans who still believe in the promise of the American dream. This is the only home the Dreamers have ever known and loved and they should be able to live up to their full potential, contribute to our country, and, in the words of The New Colossus etched into the Statue of Liberty, ‘to breathe free.’

“The Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind DACA was struck down as illegal, but today’s ruling does not prevent the Administration from trying again. Only Congress can provide permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. The House has done its part by passing the Dream Act, which I proudly voted for and have supported since it was originally introduced. The Senate must do the same and make these critical protections the law of the land.”