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We stand with international newcomers: Statement on DACA decision from Cleveland leaders

'This decision now protects millions of our sisters and brothers who are a vital part of the United States.'
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CLEVELAND — Shortly after the United States Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s efforts to end the DACA program for young immigrants in a ruling Thursday, 3News received a joint statement on the decision from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Joe Cimperman, the president of Global Cleveland.

Here’s their reaction:

Today the Supreme Court decided that DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) stands as an important policy of our nation. This decision now protects millions of our sisters and brothers who are a vital part of the United States.

Global Cleveland stands with the international newcomers, immigrants, people seeking to make a permanent life who came here as children and now live to make our country better for all of us.

We must place our focus now on a reform of our immigration system that recognizes the essential role immigrants and refugees and all international newcomers play in making our country and Cuyahoga County and The City of Cleveland all it can be.

Additionally, the Cleveland City Council offered the following statement:

We welcome and celebrate the United States Supreme Court’s ruling today that effectively leaves in place DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals) program, which protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

The City of Cleveland is an open and accepting community, proud of its ethnic and racial diversity and its history of welcoming people from all parts of the globe. We know this diversity makes us a stronger community. And these young people are an important part of that community.

We must remain vigilant and lobby for a permanent fix by Congress to ensure there’s not attempt another attempt on DACA.

But for now, the high court’s ruling protects our young immigrants.

President Trump has called the recent Supreme Court rulings "politically charged."

"Do you get the impression that the Supreme Court doesn't like me?" President Trump tweeted after the DACA decision was announced.

You can read more about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision HERE.