Supreme Court Blocks Effort to end DACA Program

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) made the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the administration cannot end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) federal program:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is truly a sigh of relief for Dreamers, but shouldn’t be mistaken as an end to the issue. The decision simply clarifies the process an administration must adhere to if they seek to change what is fundamentally an administrative policy. Those who were brought to this country by their parents, raised and educated here deserve certainty. They should have the right to work and a path to citizenship. It’s long past time that Congress get to work on a legislative solution to provide a legal, certain path forward for Dreamers. I remain ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”