Civil and Human Rights

RELEASE: DACA at SCOTUS: A Tremendous Victory for Immigrant Youth and our Nation

WASHINGTON – On news that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California and consolidated cases — holding that the Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy (DACA) violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) — Elizabeth Wydra, President of Constitutional Accountability Center, which filed a brief supporting DACA on behalf of current and bipartisan former Members of Congress, issued the following statement:

This is a tremendous victory.

The law requires our government to act with reason and transparency, but the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA was a democratic shambles on that score, with the lives of the DACA recipients held in the balance. The Court rightly concluded that the Trump Administration’s failure to consider the hardship that its policy would cause to hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients, who know this country as their only home, was unlawful, as was its failure to consider their reliance on DACA. As we know after almost four years, however, this Administration is a repeat offender when it comes to failing to consider fully the impact of its actions and be transparent about why it’s taking them.



CAC brief in cases consolidated with Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California:


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