“Eliminating DACA Will Inflict Serious Harm on U.S. Companies, Workers & Economy”
WASHINGTON D.C. – Over 140 of the nation’s top businesses and trade associations, which collectively represent nearly every sector of the U.S. economy, have joined an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on November 12th regarding the Trump Administration’s efforts to end the DACA program, and potentially subject 700,000 young people to deportation.
The brief, which includes a number of U.S. companies that employ workers protected under the DACA program, illustrates the immense support from the U.S. business community for Congress to provide permanent protections for DACA recipients, for the benefit of employers and the economy more broadly.
The brief notes that, “Since its inception, DACA has had an enormous impact on the lives of over 800,000 young people who came to this country as children and know only this country as home. They are creating businesses that employ other Americans. And their increased wages lead to higher tax revenues and expansion of our national GDP— producing new jobs and benefits for all Americans.”
The brief highlights that the rescission of the DACA program would harm U.S. companies and the entire country, noting Dreamers as valued employees, businesses owners and consumers who help grow the economy by filling jobs that otherwise would remain vacant due to an insufficient supply of workers, and that it would inflict enormous harm on individuals, companies and the economy. It also notes that the rescission of DACA itself is invalid.
Lastly, it emphasizes the negative economic impact the removal of DACA recipients could have, stating, “Eliminating DACA will inflict serious harm on U.S. companies, all workers, and the American economy as a whole. Companies will lose valued employees. Workers will lose employers and coworkers. Our national GDP will lose between $350 and $460.3 billion, and tax revenues will be reduced by approximately $90 billion, over the next decade.”
For any additional information and to view the full amicus brief filing, including the complete list of signatories, please visit: coalitionfortheamericandream.us