WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Department of Homeland Security v. University of California, which blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought to the United States as children from deportation.
“Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a victory for America and for the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers across the country. DREAMers were brought here as children and only know the United States as their home. They serve in our military, work at our schools, and contribute to communities across the country. The Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind their legal protections was callous and wrong.
“While today’s ruling stopped this attempt by the Trump Administration to end DACA, we must keep working toward comprehensive immigration reform to ensure that DREAMers and their families have a path to citizenship. We cannot allow their fate to be decided by political whims -- I will keep fighting for a permanent solution.”