DENVER, CO – The Colorado Latino and Black Caucuses today released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration cannot immediately end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

“The Trump Administration’s decision to end the DACA program was a cruel and unjust betrayal, and it would have destroyed the lives of thousands of Colorado families. Dreamers make up the fabric of this state and this country. Today’s Supreme Court decision is historic and welcome news that will allow our country’s DREAMers to continue living and working in their communities without fear.

“We urge Congress to quickly pass legislation to establish permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for all DREAMers. Furthermore, we denounce any attempt by the administration to continue using DREAMers as a bargaining chip in negotiations over immigration reform and the president’s border wall. We stand with DREAMers!”

There are over 15,000 Dreamers in Colorado, and nationally, nearly 700,000 participate in the DACA program.
Colorado Latino Caucus Members:
Rep. Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, Latino Caucus Co-Chair
Sen. Robert Rodriguez, Latino Caucus Co-Chair
Rep. Adrienne Benavidez
Rep. Bri Buentello
Rep. Yadira Caraveo
Rep. Monica Duran
Sen. Leroy Garcia
Sen. Julie Gonzales
Rep. Sonya Jaquez Lewis
Sen. Dominick Moreno
Rep. Kerry Tipper
Rep. Alex Valdez
Rep. Donald Valdez

Colorado Black Caucus Members:
Rep. Leslie Herod, D-Denver, Black Caucus Chair
Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, Black Caucus Vice Chair
Rep. Tony Exum Sr., D-Colorado Springs
Rep. Janet Buckner, D-Aurora
Rep. James Coleman, D-Denver
Rep. Dominique Jackson, D-Aurora
Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora
Sen. Angela Williams, D-Denver

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