Deseret News | Congress, give Dreamers the opportunity to live the American Dream

On June 18, the Supreme Court made the monumental decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, protecting nearly 700,000 Dreamers — young men and women who were brought illegally to the U.S. by their parents when they were children — from deportation.

The court’s 5-4 ruling brings much needed relief to these young men and women who have been stuck in immigration limbo since childhood. DACA, enacted by the Obama administration in 2012, provided temporary protection and allowed them to work and pursue higher education. But it did not and could not provide them a pathway for residency or citizenship.

These young men and women are American in every sense of the word, except in paper. The United States is the only home they have known. They have built lives here and become productive members of society. They are a blessing to our nation, not a curse, and they should not have to pay for the sins of their parents.

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