Rep. Doris Matsui (center, red dress) and University President Robert S. Nelsen (center, dark suit) issued a joint statement supporting DACA and the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld it. Nelsen and Matsui are pictured on either side of Viridiana Diaz, associate vice president for Strategic Diversity Initiatives. (Sacramento State/Dreamer Resource Center)
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Rep. Doris Matsui and Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen on Thursday, June 18, offered their stance on the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the Trump administration's effort to overturn Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Here's what they said:
“Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s cruel and irresponsible attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
"Eight years ago, DACA granted young Americans legal protections to pursue their dreams free from the fear of deportation. Since then, Dreamers have contributed their diverse perspectives, experiences and aspirations to Sacramento State and the wider Sacramento community. They have been inspirational in their pursuit of higher education and in their dedication to civic engagement. They have made America stronger, more vibrant, and economically viable for us all.
"The ruling today provided important relief – protecting over 700,000 Dreamers from being ripped from their families, schools, and communities that are their rightful homes. Still, we realize that this is only a temporary solution, and we will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Dreamers as we push for a permanent path to citizenship.”
– Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Sacramento State President Robert Nelsen