The INCS team celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This critical program has provided nearly 800,000 young people, often referred to as DREAMers, the opportunity to access higher education, careers, and more to lead lives of opportunity and meaningfully contribute to our communities without fear of deportation.
In Illinois, public charter schools educate more than 64,000 students. INCS stands with and supports all students and teachers, regardless of their immigration status. We recognize the significant impact this ruling has on the lives and futures of many of our students, teachers, and families in our state and across the country. But we know this is only a start.
The lives of our DREAMers can no longer remain in limbo. Congress must act to pass legislation to ensure a pathway to citizenship for all DREAMers to live, thrive, and build a better tomorrow for themselves and our country.