DACA is safe… for now

At Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, we are heartened that the Supreme Court today rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to end DACA. The Court found that the administration did not follow the necessary legal procedures in attempting to end the program.

This is welcome news for the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients in the country and for the hundreds in our local communities. The decision means that the protections provided by DACA will stay in place, at least temporarily.  Dreamers can continue with the myriad ways that they contribute to our communities.

Just yesterday, we received a call from a DACA client who was in tears because she had just gotten a job as a kindergarten teacher and was fearful that a negative Supreme Court decision would mean she would be deported. With this ruling, she will have her dream job.

Today, we are celebrating with our clients and all the Dreamers across the country. The Trump administration’s assault on the Dreamers has been ruled illegal. But we know this is a partial and temporary victory. The assaults on Dreamers and immigrants will continue.

We call on Congress to pass legislation to make this official. Dreamers ARE Americans!

The fight is not over.  We thank our community for supporting these brave young people, and we honor them for their resilience.

In solidarity,
The KIAC Team