Gov. Lujan Grisham applauds DACA decision
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on Thursday following the United States Supreme Court preventing the federal government from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA:
“Today’s decision is not only incredibly welcome, it is right and just and long overdue. DACA recipients are our neighbors, our coworkers, and our friends, working to build lives for themselves in the only country they have ever known. They are an essential part of the very fabric of our community, and the protections offered to them by DACA are critical to both their individual safety and future and to the collective future of New Mexico.
“The Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies needlessly and callously put them at risk and failed to recognize the contributions these young people have made, and continue to make, to our country and our economy. I am proud to have spent my career in Congress advocating for Dreamers and fighting for the protection and extension of DACA. Dreamers have been and always will be valued New Mexicans, and I celebrate this validation and victory with them.”