Attorney General James' Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Take Up DACA Case Next Term

Attorney General James’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Take Up DACA Case Next Term

NEW YORK – The following is a statement from New York Attorney General Letitia James on the Supreme Court’s decision to take up a case on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) next term:

“Millions of immigrant parents left their homes, risked their lives, and endured years of hardship simply to come to the United States and provide their children with a better life. When those children came out of the shadows to go to college, serve in the armed forces, or just become tax paying members of society, the federal government made a promise that these DACA recipients would be able to live their lives free from the fear of sudden, arbitrary deportation. Over the last two years the Trump Administration has attempted to bully, threaten, and use these young immigrants as bargaining chips, but the Supreme Court will now hear their case. These young immigrants should know we will never stop fighting to uphold their rights and protect their freedom.”