Early Edge California applauds today’s decision from the Supreme Court of the United States that upholds the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Enacted in 2012, the DACA program protects immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation and allows them to legally work and study. In 2017, President Trump indicated he would end the DACA program, stating that creating or maintaining the program was beyond the appropriate reach of presidential power. Today’s Supreme Court ruling indicates that this was not a sufficient reason to end the program. The Administration will be permitted to provide additional reasons for ending the program to a lower court; however, given the timing, the ruling effectively protects DACA until after the November election.
“As an immigrant myself, I really value the opportunities that this country brings, and I’m happy to hear that more than 200,000 Californians who are Dreamers, including many vulnerable families and Early Learning teachers who support young children, will be protected by today’s ruling,” said Patricia Lozano, Executive Director of Early Edge California.
Early Edge California stands with Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra in their efforts to advocate for a permanent solution for Dreamers and all immigrants who contribute so much to California’s economy, culture, and society.