Cantwell Statement on DACA Ruling by Texas Federal Judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement after Texas U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) program is illegal:

“Every day, Dreamers contribute our state and country serving as health care professionals, teachers, members of the military, and in many other fields. They should not have to live in fear for their future. Congress must pass legislation to provide a path to citizenship and use reconciliation if necessary.”