Supreme Court Rules to Preserve Protections for DACA Recipients
College Success Foundation stands in solidarity and celebrates the Supreme Court decision allowing an estimated 650,000 young undocumented immigrants to remain safe from deportation. The decision, made on June 18, 2020, is an important step forward for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. This is a moment for celebration with all members of our communities.
Created by the Obama Administration in 2012, the DACA program gave temporary protection to young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children and provided them the opportunity to work legally and—most important to CSF—attend school. We believe education is the cornerstone of democracy, and all members of our society should have equal access. We have actively championed and advocated for education protections for DACA recipients in hopes Congress would pass a clean DREAM act that creates a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
The Supreme Court Decision doesn’t provide closure, and significant risk still remains. While the program remains intact today, it is fragile. The decision was not based on the administration’s ability to close the program, rather that they did not follow proper legal procedures to do so. We must all work harder to ensure the next generation is protected and can achieve their academic dreams. The answer lies with our elected officials.
The work has just begun. Today we celebrate. Tomorrow we roll up our sleeves and continue pushing forward toward equity for all.
James Dorsey, our CEO, was recently quoted in a National College Attainment Network news post regarding federal policy and advocacy. Read the article here.