Inslee statement on U.S. Supreme Court DACA ruling

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“More than 16,000 Dreamers call Washington home, and today’s decision puts an end to the uncertainty these young people have faced due to the actions of the Trump administration. These aspiring women and men are an integral part of our communities, contributing talent and promise to our state. They built their lives here, go to school and work here, and know no other place as home.

“It was cruel, senseless and unlawful for the Trump administration to spend the last four years threatening these hardworking individuals with deportation. The president’s xenophobic and relentlessly anti-immigrant agenda — focused on building walls and deporting friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members — is an affront to the principles this nation was founded on. It does not reflect who we are as Americans.

“With its ruling, the Supreme Court ensures DACA recipients can continue to live their lives and pursue the incredible opportunities promised to them eight years ago, unencumbered by the threats of a callous president. These young people are Americans.”

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