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Mayor Durkan Commends the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ Ruling to Uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Seattle (November 8, 2018) – In a victory for Seattle and welcoming cities everywhere, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a ruling that continues the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Led by City Attorney Pete Holmes, the City of Seattle in March signed on to an amicus brief in support of undocumented youth.

“Today’s ruling is another win for the rule of law, the Constitution, and our DACA youth,” said Mayor Durkan. “In Seattle, we know that our immigrant and refugee neighbors contribute endlessly to the success of our city. This will not be the Trump administration’s last attack on our values, and this is not the last time we will have to stand up for our immigrant communities. We will not give in to hate-filled fear-mongering from this administration, or any other. We will continue to fight for our undocumented young people.”

The City of Seattle funds the efforts of several community organizations to provide legal assistance, education, and outreach support to DACA recipients. You can find the City’s latest action in support of DACA on the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs’ website.