WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Statement of Theodore B. Olson, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, who argued the case in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Dreamers:
“The Supreme Court’s decision to set aside President Trump’s termination of the DACA program upholds democratic accountability and the rule of law, and safeguards the hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients across the country who have built their lives on DACA’s promise.
DACA recipients are living examples of the American Dream. DACA has allowed them to work, build businesses, support their families, further their educations, serve in the military, and contribute to their communities and to the economy of the only place most of them have ever called home. DACA has brought stability, predictability, and dignity to them and to their families. The decision to end this policy without a lawful, genuine, and transparent explanation was inconsistent with the rule of law, as the Court recognized. The rescission of DACA without considering important aspects of the issue, including the impact on DACA recipients themselves, was arbitrary and capricious.
My colleagues at Gibson Dunn and I are honored to have had the opportunity to file this case on behalf of DACA recipients, and represent them before the Supreme Court. We are proud to have worked alongside so many courageous and dedicated lawyers and other advocates who have made this day possible.”