Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the Trump administration's challenge to a lower court ruling that is temporarily blocking the administration from ending the DACA program:
"The Supreme Court's decision today provides temporary relief for those who are living in fear of being callously and arbitrarily ripped away from their families, their jobs, and the only home they've ever known, and who are being used as a bargaining chip to advance President Trump's extreme immigration agenda. While this temporary reprieve is welcome, Congress must pass legislation to provide permanent protection for our Dreamers. We need to fix our immigration system so that it not only protects American jobs, but recognizes the contributions of immigrants, from all walks of life and skill sets, to our economy, our culture, and our moral authority in the world as a country that welcomes and celebrates diversity. I will continue to work across the aisle to pass legislation to permanently resolve this issue."