Press Release

Cuellar Statement in Response to Texas District Court Ruling on DACA

Washington | Dana Youngentob, DC Press Secretary (202-340-9148), July 19, 2021

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following statement after a U.S. District Court judge ruled to invalidate the DACA initiative and halt the approval of new applications:

“This weekend’s ruling is against the law. In my home state of Texas over 120,640 young people, who have known no other country, have benefited from the DACA program. Of those, over 104,959 are working and contributing over $6 billion to the annual GDP. Ending this program, as the judge ruled, is not only a failure on humanitarian grounds, but also economic grounds. We need a bipartisan comprehensive immigration approach to solve the challenges at our border and ensure that DREAMers have a place in the nation that they love. The House has passed the Dream and Promise Act, legislation that I cosponsored, twice. I now call on my colleagues in the Senate to secure a permanent pathway to citizenship for all DREAMers—to end the constant state of uncertainty that these vital members of our society live in every day.”


Congressman Henry Cuellar is a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Previously, he served as a Texas State Representative and Texas Secretary of State.  Sign up to receive Congressman Cuellar’s E-mail Newsletters 
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