Demand Justice Statement in Response to Supreme Court’s DACA Decision
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2020
DEMAND JUSTICE STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO SUPREME COURT’S DACA DECISION
WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, Demand Justice Executive Director Brian Fallon released the following statement:
“The credit for saving DACA belongs to the Dreamers and allies who built a movement so powerful not even John Roberts could ignore it. Over the past week, the LGBTQ+ and immigrants rights communities have shown that activism matters and that the Supreme Court is not immune to public pressure.
“John Roberts may have been the swing vote in this particular case, but he is no savior. He simply recognizes that the Court’s standing with the public is in mortal danger if it races too quickly to impose a right-wing agenda that flouts both the rule of law and public opinion. Progressives must keep their guard up against bad decisions that are likely still to come.
“This week has confirmed just how important it was for progressives to fight Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation tooth and nail two years ago. He has proven to be exactly the kind of justice we knew he would be. He has emerged as the face of this partisan Court, and we will continue to ensure that the senators who helped confirm him in 2018 will not soon live down that fateful vote”