LIRS Welcomes DACA Decision from the Supreme Court

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LIRS Welcomes Supreme Court Decision on DACA

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020

Contact: Timothy Young | tyoung@lirs.org | 443-257-6310

Washington D.C. – The Supreme Court ruled today that the Trump administration’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program violated federal law.

The following is a statement from Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, president & CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service:

This is an astounding victory for the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers whose lives have hung in the balance for too long. We are thrilled that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of justice for these tenacious young people, and we hope that they are able to breathe just a little bit easier as they go about their daily lives as educators, activists, and essential workers.

We know the fight is not over, but we’re optimistic that this historic decision will be a fundamental step in creating a path to citizenship for DACA recipients and all those who call the United States home. Home is here, and DREAMers are here to stay.

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Founded in 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is one of the largest immigration and refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. LIRS is nationally recognized for its leadership working with and advocating for refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, immigrants in detention, families fractured by migration and other vulnerable populations. Through 80 years of service and advocacy, LIRS has helped over 500,000 migrants and refugees rebuild their lives in America

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