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CAIR Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision to Deny Trump Administration’s DACA Appeal

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/26/2018) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to deny the Trump administration’s latest attempt to overturn a federal judge’s nationwide injunction that temporarily blocked President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that safeguards from deportation some 800,000 undocumented young people, known as “dreamers,” brought to the United States as children.  

The Supreme Court’s decision means that the Trump Administration must continue to accept DACA renewals for the time being, though litigation for and against DACA continues.  

SEE: Washington Post: Supreme Court declines Trump request to take up DACA

SEE: Washington Post: DACA injunction: What a federal judge’s ruling means for ”˜dreamers’

CAIR, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, applauded U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup for the Northern District of California, who ordered the Trump administration to “maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis” as the University of California’s legal challenge to the White House’s decision to terminate the program proceeds.

CAIR is calling on all Americans to urge their members of Congress to support comprehensive immigration reform, the Dream Act of 2017 and other legislation that will reinstate the DACA program.


In September, CAIR condemned President Trump’s termination of the Obama-era federal administrative deportation relief program as “pandering to the demands of anti-immigrant extremists.”

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“We welcome this ruling and stand with the 800,000 undocumented young people who were brought to our nation as children. As with the Muslim Ban, President Trump’s termination of DACA was driven by the demands of anti-immigrant extremists.”

He said Dreamers are some of the most dynamic and success-oriented members of our society and terminating the program has only created fear and anxiety for them and their loved ones.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, 

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