Newhouse Statement on Supreme Court DACA Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On June 18 Rep. Newhouse (R-WA) released the following

statement after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4

decision<https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-587_5ifl.pdf>

to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

 

"I join Dreamers in Central Washington and across the country in

breathing a deep sigh of relief in response to the Supreme Court's

decision on DACA. These young people came to our country as children

due to no fault of their own, and they continue to work, learn, and

enrich our communities. They are our friends, healthcare providers,

teachers, veterans, law enforcement officers, and our neighbors - they

have never known any other home.

 

However, I strongly support delivering legal certainty to DACA

recipients, and while this decision provides them relief from

immediate action, Congress still has the responsibility to provide a

truly permanent legislative solution as President Trump called for

three years ago. We cannot continue to leave the fate of Dreamers

before the courts or in the balance between Administrations.

 

 

 

Both chambers of Congress have failed to reach a bipartisan agreement

on a permanent fix for DACA recipients that strengthens our national

security and allows these young people to continue contributing to our

society. I continue to work to develop legislation that will do just

that, and I urge my colleagues to join me in these discussions. We

must provide lasting certainty for Dreamers, once and for all."

 

There are over 17,000 DACA recipients in Washington state, with one

third of them residing in the 4th Congressional District. Rep.

Newhouse represents more DACA recipients than any other Republican

Member of Congress. The average Dreamer came to this country at the

age of 6 and is now 26. They speak English and are as culturally

American as any native-born citizen.

 

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