Press Release

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on Texas Judge’s Decision on DACA: ‘An Encouraging Development’

Washington, August 31, 2018 | Olya Voytovich, D.C. Press Secretary & Leslie Martinez, District Press Secretary (Olya Voytovich 202-226-1583 & Leslie Martinez 956-725-0639)

Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today released the following statement after a federal court denied Texas and nine other states to temporarily block the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

“Instead of blocking opportunities, we must continue to seek long-terms solutions to our current, outdated immigration system. Today’s decision by a federal court to deny states this obstruction is an encouraging development. As one of the longest and strongest supporters of DACA in Congress, I believe that we must build upon the success of this program for individuals who are seeking a pathway to citizenship. These are hundreds of thousands of productive members of society who deserve better, and I look forward to continuing to work on helping them achieve this in Congress.”