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CNSI Statement on the 5th Circuit DACA Decision  

October 5, 2022

Press Release

Contact: Anna Kumar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Council on National Security and Immigration (CNSI) leader Hans Miller today released a statement regarding the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit’s decision sending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case back to a lower court to consider it in the context of new rules from the Biden administration. The Council calls on Congress to take swift action and deliver a legislative solution to provide certainty and security to Dreamers.    

“The Fifth Circuit’s decision underscores the urgent need for a legislative solution so Dreamers can live and work here legally, making the nation safer and more secure.

“Congress must act to provide Dreamers legal status, including a clear opportunity to earn citizenship. Dreamers arrived in the United States through no fault of their own and have been admirable and enthusiastic members of our communities, our schools, and our economy. They have demonstrated themselves as upstanding and civically engaged contributors to our country’s well-being. If permitted, more aspiring Dreamers could serve in the U.S. armed forces, representing the only country they know as home, and bolstering our national security and military strength.

“Dreamers have more than earned an opportunity to remain in the United States. Allowing DACA to end, terminating their work authorization and potentially deporting them would create a void in the economy and society.

“Congress must act swiftly to protect Dreamers’ future and provide these men and women the dignity they deserve. Our nation’s future and national security interests depend on it.”

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