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MDCR Director Issues Statement on SCOTUS Ruling to Block Termination of DACA

June 18, 2020


Lansing, MI—Mary Engelman, Interim Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has issued the following statement on today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that blocks the termination of the Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


"Today’s Supreme Court decision recognizes DACA youth for who they are. They are people who deserve our respect. They are people who grew up in our country, often attending our schools and benefiting from our programs. They are people who we have invested in, who are ready, willing and able to contribute. Many of them already are; roughly 125,000 are employed in industries deemed essential. They are people, real people, not political toys. We must now find a solution that provides these young people with the security and certainty they deserve."


The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is charged with investigating and resolving discrimination complaints and works to prevent discrimination through educational programs that promote voluntary compliance with civil rights laws. The Department also provides information and services to businesses on diversity initiatives and equal employment law.  For more information on the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, go to


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