Los Angeles - The Central American Resource Center of Los Angeles applauds the Supreme Court of the United States of America (SCOTUS) decision, which allows the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to continue. DACA is a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of individuals, including students, parents, and essential members of the US workforce, who are integral parts of our social fabric. It allows for protection from deportation as well as access to employment opportunities, education and other basic rights that should be shared by all human beings. This decision provides temporary peace of mind and gives us more time to continue fighting for a permanent solution.
Martha Arevalo, CARECEN Executive Director issued the following statement:
“This victory gives our community some breathing room and time to continue to fight. DACA recipients inspire our communities and we will continue to call on Congress to ensure permanent solutions for all.
This decision alone is one step forward as the attacks on our immigrant communities do not end here. Today is a win against an agenda rooted in xenophobia and racism. As well as years of anti-immigrant policies that have made it far too easy to exclude immigrant families.
Despite these attacks, poll after poll shows that there is overwhelming support to protect and include DACA and TPS holders.
It is necessary to acknowledge the trauma that the constant threat of a looming decision has had on our communities. Time and again, DACA recipients have shown tremendous courage by sharing their stories and speaking out against injustice. We continue to follow the lead of those who are directly impacted and will continue to organize until we see justice and permanent solutions for our communities.
CARECEN will continue to stand with and fight alongside our immigrant families as we continue to stand up to injustice and the attacks on our immigrant communities. We commit to standing with all communities who seek to address the racial injustices that have defined the politics of this nation for far too long.”
CARECEN continues to provide immigration legal services like DACA renewals telephonically for those in need. Visit www.carecen-la.org/daca for more information.