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July 28, 2020

Thompson Statement on DHS’ Refusal to Restart DACA Program

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security still not accepting DACA applications after the Supreme Court ruled last month that the Administration couldn’t end the program:

“The senior leadership at the Department must stop blatantly ignoring the Supreme Court’s very clear ruling and stop wasting time coming up with new and cruel ways to throw Dreamers’ lives into chaos. From day one, this Administration has made it clear that they would like nothing more than to end the program. Multiple courts – including our highest court – have not allowed it. It should not be difficult for DHS to do the right thing and restore the DACA program fully immediately. Dreamers are part of this country and nothing will change that.  We will not allow them to be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations – or as a pawn in the President’s reelection campaign.”

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