Trump Administration Defies Supreme Court on DACA Ruling

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Trump Administration Defies Supreme Court on DACA Ruling

For Immediate Release: July 28, 2020

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

Washington D.C.  Officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have announced that it will not accept new DACA applications, despite a recent court order saying they must accept them, and limit two-year renewals to one year as it implements next steps.

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

“The Trump administration is flouting immigration-related court orders left and right. As of yesterday, migrant children remain in ICE detention despite a federal court order to release them, and today, the administration is in flagrant violation of its legal obligations to DREAMers as ruled upon by the Supreme Court just weeks ago.

This open defiance undermines the administration’s claims that it values law and order. It has repeatedly shown its disdain for vulnerable immigrant children and for the legal obligations that protect them. We can’t stand by and watch. When politicians show us who they really are, it is our responsibility to believe them.

It falls on each and every American who stands for welcome to name racism and xenophobia when they see them, and to take action in defense of our neighbors. DREAMers are every bit as American as us, and it is well past time we enshrine in law that their home is here.”

To request an interview with Mrs. Vignarajah, please contact Tim Young at tyoung@lirs.org or 443-257-6310

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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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