FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2020
Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team
The National Council of Jewish Women Celebrates Supreme Court Decision on DACA Recipients
WASHINGTON – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision in the Department of Homeland Security, et al v. Regents of The University of California, et al, which allows Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients to remain in the country without fear of deportation. Sheila Katz, CEO of NCJW, responded with the following:
“The Supreme Court’s decision today means that nearly 800,000 young people, who are Americans in every way but their status, remain protected.
“This is an important victory that reaffirms the United States should be a place where communities and families can thrive regardless of where they were born. We must return to this vision and will continue to do everything in our power to protect Dreamers from deportation and work for a future where every person can live without fear, regardless of their immigration status.
“Since this victory could be reversed by the administration’s ability to end DACA entirely, we urge the Senate to act now to pass the Dream Act (HR 6) to provide Dreamers with a permanent path to citizenship.”
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.