June 18, 2020 Press Releases

Mark Kelly Statement on DACA Supreme Court Decision

In response to today’s Supreme Court decision to reject the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly issued the following statement:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a relief for tens of thousands of Arizona Dreamers and their families and the result of a lot of hard work by Dreamers, community leaders, and advocates who bravely made their voices heard. Their home is here, and I stand with Arizona Dreamers in celebrating this moment. Dreamers are frontline workers, entrepreneurs, educators, veterans, and community leaders who make our state stronger. Even as the DACA program continues, it is well past time for Congress to do its part and pass an earned pathway to citizenship so Dreamers can continue to thrive here and contribute to our communities as American citizens.”

Arizona is home to nearly 28,000 DACA recipients. Earlier this week, Kelly held a virtual discussion with Arizona advocates about the future of Dreamers and talked about the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act and provide Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship.