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Mucarsel-Powell Applauds Supreme Court Decision To Prevent Dismantling of DACA


Date: June 18, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) released the following statement following the Supreme Court's decision to prevent the Trump Administration from stripping protections from tens of thousands of DACA recipients:

"This decision is monumental and it confirms what people across this country know to be true: Dreamers are American and their home is here. Today, the country breathes a collective sigh of relief and calls on Congress to pass a bill that permanently protect Dreamers," said Mucarsel-Powell. "The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the DACA program was the right one, and now hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients in Florida and beyond will continue to contribute billions to our state and on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 as doctors, nurses, and emergency responders. But now is the time to listen to the will of the people who overwhelmingly believe that Dreamers should have a permanent path to citizenship, so that Trump cannot endanger their lives again. I urge the Senate to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act, to give DACA recipients a pathway to citizenship and secure their futures here in the United States."

Over 10.8 thousand people living in Florida's 26th congressional district would be eligible for protection under the Dream and Promise Act, 8,300 of which are Dreamers. Florida could lost an estimated $1.5 billion if DACA workers were removed from the economy.