Monday, March 19, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholds DACA recipients' rights

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Senator Catherine Miranda (LD-27) released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to require that Arizona continue issuing drivers licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Sen. Miranda

"Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court not to overturn a lower court ruling finally brings to an end the bitter Brewer v. Arizona Dream Act Coalition case. Through two governors and countless wasted taxpayer dollars, the state of Arizona's mean-spirited attempt to deny our young DACA recipients driver’s licenses served only to sow division and hate in our communities. That is why I ran legislation in 2013 to reverse former Governor Brewer's executive order," said Senator Miranda.

"This makes the second time in recent weeks that the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to uphold attacks against the DACA program and the hard-working young adults who contribute to our state. Our federal and state governments should acknowledge their importance to our communities and enact legislation to permanently protect them and provide them a path to citizenship, rather than making them scapegoats for partisan points."

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