WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s Supreme Court ruling on DACA was received with relief at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU). We welcome the decision that acknowledged that the program was unlawfully rescinded in an arbitrary and capricious manner.

At Jesuit colleges and universities, DACA recipients are not just our students, colleagues and alumni. They are companions in our shared mission to be people for and with others; to seek a faith that does justice; and to do everything for the greater glory of God.

But we recognize that our work to protect DACA recipients is not finished. We remain committed to working with Congress and seek continued leadership from our Jesuit-educated alumni who serve in the House and Senate to do what is right and just: to vote for a clean DREAM Act.

Rev. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., president of AJCU, participated in a press conference on the Supreme Court’s DACA ruling on Thursday, June 18. The press conference was hosted by the Ignatian Solidarity Network and is available to view on Facebook; click here to learn more.