BOSTON (June 18, 2020) – Today, New England Council President & CEO James T. Brett issued the following statement, following the United States Supreme Court’s decision rejecting the Trump Administration’s effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
“The New England Council commends the U.S. Supreme Court on today’s decision to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. There are some 15,000 Dreamers in New England, and they are important members of our communities. They are students at our colleges and universities, and employees who fill a variety of important roles throughout our economy. We are pleased and relieved that these young people are now able to remain here and continue to contribute to our region.”
The Council has a long history of support for the DACA program, writing to the New England Congressional delegation in October 2017, shortly after President Trump announced his intent to end the program, urging them to support a legislative solution. Read more here.