WASHINGTON, DC—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States released its ruling on Department of Homeland Security vs. Regents of the University of California et al., citing that the Trump administration violated the Administrative Procedures Act in rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Brian K. Bond, Executive Director of PFLAG National, released the following statement:
"For the second time in a week, PFLAG families across the country are celebrating and breathing a little easier, knowing that their LGBTQ+ loved ones are again protected from discriminatory action. DREAMers and all immigrants deserve protection from harm. The Supreme Court affirmed that this administration cannot subvert the law to enact racially-motivated discrimination.
There is still work to be done to protect immigrants from harm and to effect lasting, systemic change to end racial injustice. PFLAG redoubles our efforts to urge the U.S. Senate to join the House in passing important legislation to protect all people from discrimination and racially-motivated harm, including the Equality Act, the HEROES Act, the American Dream and Promise Act, the PROTECT Immigration Act, and the Combating Deceptive Immigration Enforcement Practices Act."
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed. To learn more, visit pflag.org, like us on Facebook (/pflag), or follow us on Twitter (@pflag) or Instagram.