FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cesar Espinosa (English)
Alain Cisneros (Español)
SUPREME COURT OF THE US WILL NOT HEAR DACA CASE
[Houston, TX] On Monday February 26, 2018 The Supreme Court of the U.S. said that it DENIES a motion to listen to the DACA case sending the case back to the 9th circuit. DACA renewals will continue to be accepted. FIEL Spokespeople and immigrant youth are available for comment.
The Supreme Court of the United States announced this morning that it would decline to hear DHS v. UC Regents, the California case that resulted in an injunction temporarily reinstating DACA renewals. This pushes this critical issue back to the lower courts, where two circuits have active cases pending. In the meantime, DACA recipients can continue to apply to renew their status.
The Trump Administration terminated the DACA program on September 5, 2017, upending the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth and millions of families and community members. Shortly thereafter, several states and nonprofit organizations filed lawsuits challenging the termination.
"We applaud the Supreme Court for making sure the process was respected and all due diligence was done on the DACA case before they examined is. This is a temporary victory though. We must not let this detract us from whats really on the line which is the lives of millions of undocumented people. We need comprehensive permanent solutions not only for dreamers but for their families." -Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL
FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an organization that advocates for just laws for immigrant families,
access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.