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Mayor Hancock celebrates Supreme Court decision to uphold DACA


DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock today celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reverse the move by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“The Supreme Court has spoken and has stopped the President from ending the DACA program and deporting thousands of young people who have known no other country but the United States of America. Our Dreamers are some of the most determined and courageous people in the country. They are an integral part of our workforce, they are teachers, students, and members of our military. And even now they remain determined and continue to make contributions to our communities through their courage, their belief, and their hope – even as they live in uncertainty. This ruling is a victory for decency and the American Dream over fear and hate. We will continue to stand by the 9000+ Dreamers who call Denver home, and we urge DACA recipients to continue to renew their status and Congress to enact permanent protections for Dreamers and their families.”

The City and County of Denver was an early challenger of the administration’s decision to end the DACA program, submitting declarations of support and an amicus brief in the lawsuit. Mayor Hancock thanks the Denver city attorneys and city employees whose hard work helped lead to today’s decision.  

The Denver Immigrant Legal Services Fund will continue to provide fiscal support to local nonprofit organizations to expand access to critical legal services for Denver residents threatened with removal proceedings. If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to the fund, please visit www.denverfoundation.org and search “’legal fund.”