Statement on DACA decision

Published on June 18th, 2020

Following is a statement of the New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the Catholic Bishops of New York State in public policy matters:

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Administration’s attempt to immediately end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is a widely supported and hugely successful program that has provided security and stability to thousands of law-abiding, hard-working young immigrants, many of whom have known no other home but the United States. We welcome this decision by the Court and urge the President and Congress to work together to make DACA protections permanent.