We celebrate DACA decision—and will keep fighting

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: June 19, 2020

We were overjoyed to learn yesterday that the U.S. Supreme Court halted a federal plan to remove protections for Dreamers, or people without documentation who came to the U.S. as minors. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, can continue for now as the court ruled that the Trump administration failed to follow the proper administrative procedures when it tried to end the program. Last year, the Children’s Campaign signed on to an amicus brief to the court on the side of DACA recipients and the 250,000 children with DACA parents.

This doesn’t mean the fight is over, and we will continue to use every tool and voice we have to ensure all Dreamers and their children are fully included in a society that is better because of them. Last week the Colorado Legislature passed two of our priority bills that will support Coloradans without proper documentation access affordable health insurance and the Earned Income Tax Credit. We now turn our  focus to call on Congress to permanently protect Dreamers by passing legislation as soon as possible.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.