WASHINGTON D.C. – The Coalition for the American Dream issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“Today’s court ruling is beneficial not only for those protected under the DACA program, but for U.S. businesses and the broader economy. The United States is home to nearly 700,000 DACA recipients – young immigrants who came to this country as children. It has granted them
the ability to legally study and work in the U.S. since 2012, benefiting the program’s recipients and our entire nation in the process.”
“The Supreme Court made the correct decision today. The continuation of the DACA program means that program recipients, many of whom are critical U.S. employees, health care workers and business owners, who contribute to our nation’s health, economic growth, taxes, and overall
success, can remain doing just that.”
“As our nation responds to COVID-19, we need these hardworking individuals like the 27,000 front line healthcare workers protected under the DACA program and the many others who are supporting our fragile economy, now more than ever. Congress must use this momentum to
finally provide DACA recipients with permanent protections, to the benefit of U.S. businesses and the economy. The Administration should keep the program in place.”
The Coalition for the American Dream includes more than 140 of the nation’s top businesses and trade associations and represents nearly every sector of the U.S. economy.