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The Opportunity in Today’s Supreme Court Decision

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The Supreme Court on Monday morning declined to hear the Trump Administration’s challenge to a lower court ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, insisting the case must first go through the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The decision is a temporary reprieve for Dreamers – the undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. It is also a victory for thoughtful and effective immigration reform – which in many ways has been held hostage by political posturing in the Dreamers debate.

The attorneys of FordMurray have written extensively on the Special Case for Dreamers, and we believe Dreamers embody the hopeful, determined spirit of immigration that has shaped the best parts of our national identity. We also believe the work of immigration reform is important, as we work with businesses and institutions reliant on international work forces. Foreign born workers provide international experience in global economies, support innovation in fast moving research and technology industries, and deliver life-saving medical services in under-served communities – among so many other things.

Immigration reform, at its best, will be a bipartisan, holistic solution that takes into consideration the needs of businesses, communities, and families and allows the American economy to open its doors to the talented and willing workers from other countries. With the Supreme Court’s decision, it’s time to start that important work.