LOS ANGELES – June 18, 2020 – CCALAC celebrates today’s rejection by the U.S. Supreme Court of the administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA has changed the lives of nearly 800,000 young people who have lived in the U.S. since childhood, allowing them to study and work in order to contribute to their families and communities.
DACA recipients are vital members of our communities and workforce. According to the Department of Homeland Security, more than 200,000 DACA recipients are “essential critical infrastructure workers.” Health centers are proud employers of many DACA recipients who advance our commitment to provide comprehensive, high quality care to Los Angeles’ many diverse communities. The Supreme Court’s decision is consequential not only for DACA recipients and their families, but also for communities around the country as we struggle together to overcome an unprecedented public health crisis.
There is more to be done to ensure the security and safety of our immigrant community members, but today we celebrate this major victory for our immigrant friends, neighbors, loved ones, and co-workers.
THE COMMUNITY CLINIC ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY (CCALAC) is the largest regional association of community clinics and health centers in California. Founded in 1994, CCALAC has 64 members that serve nearly 1.7 million patients throughout LA County. CCALAC is dedicated to serving and representing the interests of its member clinics as providers of quality health care, including medical, dental and pharmacy services. For more information about CCALAC, visit www.ccalac.org or call (213) 201-6500.
Contact: Joanne Preece, MPH – Director of Government & External Affairs, (213) 201-6515.