For Immediate Release:
June 18, 2020
Contact: Matt Baca — (505) 270-7148
Santa Fe, NM—New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas today applauded the U.S.
Supreme Court’s landmark decision upholding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) policy. In November of 2019, the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General and
a coalition of 21 attorneys general defended DACA before the Supreme Court. In today’s
decision, the Supreme Court held that the Trump Administration acted illegally when it
attempted to end DACA. As a result, the policy remains in effect for now, protecting
hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across the country.
“Today’s victory belongs to the thousands of New Mexican families and people who are
leaders in our State and Country because of DACA,” said Attorney General Balderas.
“While we’ve prevailed in this critical defense, our nation’s leaders must still fight to protect
these valuable members of our community, and my office will continue to be front and
center in that fight.”