WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Arizona’s appeal of a lower court ruling that prohibited the state from denying DACA recipients access to driver’s licenses. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
“Justice prevailed today in our nation’s highest court when the justices refused to hear this baseless challenge from the anti-immigrant forces in the State of Arizona. For years, Arizona’s Republican leadership has sought every opportunity to undermine the DACA program. Despite its broad popular support and the economic benefits it brings to our state, Arizona’s hardline immigration voices have continued relentlessly attacking it. This final decision demonstrates the futility of their efforts, and now, Arizona’s DACA recipients can continue to obtain a driver’s license.
“Despite this victory, the DACA program remains under attack from the Trump administration and his Republican enablers in Congress. Without a permanent legislative solution that protects Dreamers, their future will continue to remain in jeopardy. I call on my colleagues in Congress to pass the Dream Act and provide Dreamers with the protections they deserve.”