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June 18, 2020

Chairman Thompson Statement on Supreme Court DACA Decision

(WASHINGTON) – Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on news that the Supreme Court has upheld the DACA program, ruling that President Trump broke the law when he tried to end the program.   

“I am overwhelmingly pleased that the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump indeed broke the law when he tried to cruelly end the DACA program without reason. While we must do more to protect Dreamers, they can rest assured that America is their home and they are here to stay. Communities across the country, including most in President Trump's own party, agree that the Dreamers are Americans and deserve citizenship. This is a victory, but we must continue to fight the Trump Administration’s horrid anti-immigrant policies.  As a country founded on immigration, we cannot allow the President to ignore our country's values in order to politically pander to his base.”

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