People For the American Way

PFAW: Lives Are on the Line in SCOTUS DACA Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2019

Contact: Laurie Kinney at People For the American Way

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: 202-467-2307

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments today in cases that will determine the future of DACA — Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of CaliforniaTrump v. NAACP; and McAleenan v. Vidal  — People For the American Way Executive Vice President for Policy and Program Marge Baker released the following statement:

“Hundreds of thousands of young lives are on the line in these Supreme Court DACA cases — as are our principles as a nation. The Trump administration’s ruthless and ill-considered decision to revoke DACA protections breaks a promise our country made to young people who have built lives here, investing in homes and education, serving our country in the military and working in jobs that contribute to our economy. The administration’s actions are not only immoral, they are also unlawful, and the Court should reject them as lower courts have done.”

Our associated organization, People for the American Way Foundation, joined an amicus brief opposing the administration’s revocation of DACA. Our PFAW Supreme Court term preview report can be found here.

About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. Learn more: