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A Viatorian Response to the Supreme Court Ruling on the DACA Program

June 19, 2020

This week’s Supreme Court decision ruled that the Trump Administration did not give adequate justification for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  This is a tremendous victory for the DACA program.

The Viatorians applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the DACA program.  The DACA program was created under the Obama Administration and provides legal protections and work authorization to more than 650,000 undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children accompanied by adults.

While we celebrate this moment as a victory, history teaches us that more work has to be done on this issue.  A year ago, the House addressed this issue by passing the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) but the Senate failed to take up the legislation.  We ask that the Senate act on this immediately to formalize the status of young people who are part of our country in every way.