Congresswoman Escobar Statement on Supreme Court Decision Protecting DACA
El Paso, Texas, June 18, 2020
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision against President Donald Trump’s unlawful attempt to end the DACA program:
“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a victory for hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth and for the future of the American Dream. For years, Dreamers – who are as American as all of us – have been fighting to become Americans on paper and for an opportunity to continue contributing to the rich and beautiful fabric of our nation. This decision honors their fight by affirming that President Trump’s hateful attempt to end DACA was arbitrary and capricious.
“For Dreamers, home is here, and we must fulfill our promise to provide them with permanent protections and bring relief and certainty to their lives once and for all, which is why it is crucial that the Republican-controlled Senate pass the American Dream and Promise Act to advance justice and uphold the American values that El Paso deeply cherishes.”