KIND Statement Warns Eliminating DACA Program Will Harm Fabric of America

by Press Release   on November 8, 2019

Washington, DC – Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases that will determine whether the Trump Administration can lawfully discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and if that decision is reviewable, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) issued the following statement:

“The DACA program provides crucial protection for young people brought to the United States as children. It is also a vital tool to ensure our communities can continue to benefit from their ongoing contributions. Through our work with unaccompanied children, we see first-hand how, when given a safe and supportive environment, children can overcome adversity and hardship and eventually thrive.  The DACA program has made it possible for those it protects to continue building the next chapter of their lives and to achieve success without fear of repercussion. They are now professionals, parents, our neighbors, and our community leaders whose contributions not only reflect the very best of America, but also deserve its continued protection.”

On November 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear combine oral arguments in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of University of California, Trump v. NAACP, and McAleenan v. Vidal. For more information about KIND’s work with those potentially affected the DACA program, please contact Megan McKenna, mmckenna@supportkind.org, 202-631-9990.

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