Princeton, Microsoft, Maria Perales Sanchez ’18 welcome Supreme Court ruling to restore DACA

Princeton University, together with co-plaintiffs Microsoft and Princeton graduate Maria Perales Sanchez, welcomes the Supreme Court ruling today, which restores DACA and protects Dreamers across this country.

President Christopher L. Eisgruber: “Princeton University filed this suit because our success as a world-class teaching and research university depends on our ability to attract and support talented students from all backgrounds. Today’s carefully reasoned Supreme Court decision rightly protects DACA beneficiaries against arbitrary agency action. We welcome that decision, but we also know that the Dreamers’ future, and our own future, will depend on legislation that gives them a clear path to citizenship. Princeton will continue to advocate on behalf of DACA beneficiaries and the many other immigrants whose talent, hard work, and creativity contribute so vitally to this University and to our country.”

Maria Perales Sanchez ’18: “Today, we celebrate a positive decision being well aware that we still need a permanent legislative solution that includes all 11 million of us — our families, our siblings, our parents, and folks who don’t fit the ‘Dreamer’ criteria. I’m in awe of the power of youth to bring about change, and while I celebrate SCOTUS for the decision, I remind myself that this couldn’t come about without the millions of folks putting racial and social justice first. We will keep fighting for a world that includes, celebrates, and uplifts us and sees us as human beings.”

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