Anna Maria Chávez, Executive Director & CEO National School Boards Association:

“Over 800,000 DACA recipients, including many students, teachers, and employees in our public schools, can now feel safer with the assurance that their future in our society is not imperiled by the threat of deportation. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the administration did not follow procedures required by law, and that it did not appropriately consider the impact on people who rely on protections against deportation and their ability to work legally in the country mirrored NSBA's arguments that the federal government's DACA rescission was unlawful.

“NSBA stressed the High Court’s unique role exercising its inherent constitutional authority to review administrative actions. We argued that the federal government had failed to follow the required steps under the Administrative Procedures Act, and that failure invalidated the administration’s action. The Court agreed with NSBA’s position, finding that by failing to consider the option of retaining DACA, the administration did not engage in the “reasoned analysis” required by federal law. As a result, the administration’s actions were “arbitrary and capricious.”

“This is an important and significant ruling to protect the rights of educators and students who are covered under DACA. With this momentous decision, people covered by DACA can fulfill their dream of being a teacher and help students realize their ambitions. DACA students can now envision their boundless future.”

Charlie Wilson, President, National School Boards Association:

"The Court's decision is very welcome news for school districts across America, like mine, who have teachers and employees covered by DACA. Dreamers, whether they are our students, our educators, or our staff, are valued and deserve affirmation and reassurance that their rights will be protected."

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