Pelosi Statement on Texas District Court Ruling on DACA

July 16, 2021
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after a U.S. District Court judge ruled to invalidate the DACA initiative and halt the approval of new applications:

“Today’s wrongly-decided ruling brazenly flouts the law and precedent, as it casts a cloud of fear and uncertainty around the Dreamers, who are a pride of our nation. 

“As we await the swift stay that the law clearly requires, Democrats will continue to press for any and all paths to ensure that the Dream and Promise Act, now passed twice by the House, becomes the law of the land.  

“Democrats call on Republicans in Congress to join us in respecting the will of the American people and the law, to ensure that Dreamers have a permanent path to citizenship.”