The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision this morning, upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, today released the following statement in response:

“We commend the court for holding that the Trump administration acted unlawfully in ending the DACA program. Make no mistake: President Trump and his administration’s decision to abandon the DACA program was a political one, not a legal one.

“Here in the Commonwealth, thousands of Dreamers call Massachusetts home. But today’s decision will not stop the Trump administration’s relentless efforts to deport millions of people. Massachusetts must do more to protect its residents from the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda. State elected officials must do all that they can to make sure all immigrants in Massachusetts are safe and free. The legislature must enact the Safe Communities Act to ensure we don’t spend our state and local resources helping ICE deport our neighbors, and the Work and Family Mobility Act to ensure that Dreamers can continue to drive safely and legally in Massachusetts.”