Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. You may also find her video reaction here.
“DACA empowered undocumented youth to come out of the shadows and contribute to our communities in immeasurable ways – from serving in our military to being on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s ruling allows Dreamers to continue giving back to the only country they call home, but a sense of uncertainty still hangs over them. Congress must provide permanent relief for Dreamers and finally give them the opportunity to become full citizens of this country.”
Senator Cortez Masto is a fierce advocate for Nevada’s Dreamers. She has called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on the House-passed American Dream and Promise Act and proudly cosponsored the bipartisan Dream Act introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Senator Cortez Masto has also cosponsored bills to protect Dreamers’ access to federally-backed home loans and allow them to serve as congressional staff. After the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the DACA case, Senator Cortez Masto even called on President Trump to join her in meeting with DACA recipients negatively impacted by his policies.
Nevadans who have questions related to their immigration cases should contact Senator Cortez Masto’s Las Vegas and Reno offices or reach out through the senator’s website.