For Immediate Release
June 18, 2020
Ruling upholding DACA is win for our entire state, nation
LANSING—The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s monumental decision today upholding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The statement can be attributed to Michigan League for Public Policy President and CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs.
“Five thousand immigrant children realized their American dream here in Michigan. And their dream continues to contribute to ours—a diverse and vibrant Michigan where everyone has a chance to make a home and build a life. These ‘dreamers’ are a key part of the fabric of our state and strong contributors to our state tax base—to the tune of over $6 million, our economy, our jobs, our culture and our future. Sadly, that dream had been in question—on hold and in jeopardy of ending, with repercussions that would’ve torn families apart and further divided our state and nation.
“But with today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding DACA, that uncertainty is now jubilation, and the highest court in the land has enshrined these families and their rights and their rightful, valuable place in our country. We are grateful to the immigrants who have shared their stories, the immigrant advocates and legal experts who have raised their voices and kept a steady hand during this long wait, and we are grateful for the five Justices who voted against canceling this important policy. We will continue the fight for immigrant rights in every regard, and there are still many challenges ahead, but today gives us hope that we can continue to work together to bring people together, celebrating all people who call America home.”
League Fact Sheets: Immigrant Information by County
Owner’s Manual for Michigan: Build Bridges for Immigrants
The Michigan League for Public Policy, www.mlpp.org, is a nonprofit policy institute focused on economic opportunity for all. It is the only state-level organization that addresses poverty in a comprehensive way.