CGS Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Uphold DACA
    June 19, 2020

    On June 18, in a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court deemed the Trump Administration’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. CGS applauds the high court’s ruling to uphold DACA, which will provide immediate relief for the over 650,000 individuals who have DACA status (“Dreamers”). 


    “This marks a victory not just for Dreamers, but for our communities and our nation, as a whole,” said Suzanne T. Ortega, president of the Council of Graduate Schools. “With so many Dreamers enrolled in our colleges and universities, ensuring they are able to remain in the United States— the country they call home— means they will continue to serve as vital members of their campuses and the communities in which they learn and work. A growing number of these hard-working and passionate individuals are pursuing graduate education. These are our future public servants, researchers, and leaders. If we want to be a nation that values liberty and justice for all, longer term solutions are needed. We have and will continue to stand with them.”


    While the Supreme Court’s decision safeguards DACA from immediate repeal, it does not permanently protect Dreamers. Ultimately, Congressional action is needed to enact legislation that provides Dreamers a pathway to citizenship.


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