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Foster Statement on Supreme Court DACA Ruling

Jun 18, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s challenge to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Today is a victory for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across the country, including many in Joliet, Aurora, Bolingbrook, and Naperville who make our communities better and have known no other home but the United States. The Trump administration's cruel attempt to target these patriotic young people was beneath the values of our nation, and the Supreme Court rightly rejected it.

“This ruling doesn't replace the need for Congressional action that permanently protects Dreamers. Voting for the Dream Act in 2010 and the Dream and Promise Act in 2019 are two of my proudest votes as a Member of Congress, and it remains one of my top legislative priorities to see permanent protections for Dreamers signed into law, and for Congress to take up comprehensive immigration reform.

“We have always been a nation of immigrants, and we are a stronger nation when we embrace our diversity. I'm proud to represent a district where vibrant immigrant communities are welcomed, valued, and celebrated, and I will continue to stand up for them.”