Heinrich Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On DACA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Trump administration cannot move forward with its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“This ruling is a major relief for hundreds of thousands of Dreamers whose lives have been thrown into turmoil since President Trump ordered an end to DACA.

“While today’s decision is a major victory for our American ideals, the Trump administration’s assault on immigrant communities continues. Congress must hold the administration accountable for flouting American values and finally fix our broken immigration system. That should start with passing the Dream Act right away.

“Our nation desperately needs Congress to pass comprehensive immigration legislation that includes a visa system that meets the needs of our economy, a tough but fair path to earned citizenship for the millions of people in our country who are undocumented, and recognizes the real needs of our border communities.”