Statement - El Pueblo Supports Federal Court Decision to Uphold DACA

For Immediate Release

William Saenz | Communications Coordinator, El Pueblo, Inc. | (336) 430-8917 |


El Pueblo is pleased to hear that a federal judge has temporarily blocked the rescinding of the highly successful DACA program, which has positively affected the lives of over 800,000 children and young adults nationwide.  A majority of the youth who have been positively affected by DACA know no other home besides the United States, and it is a relief that they will be able to lawfully continue to pursue their dreams and enrich our country.  We call upon Congress to expand upon this by passing a clean DREAM Act that provides strong pathways to citizenship without harmful concessions that separate families and loved ones.  While this news is heartening, it is not the end of our work, as other policies rooted in white supremacy and xenophobia continue to dominate the national and local policy debates.  El Pueblo is grateful to all of our allies who have spoken up on behalf of immigrant youth and will continue our work towards building strong communities where all are welcome and valued for their dignity as human beings.

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