US Supreme Court Decision on DACA
SAM J. MARZO, MD
Dean and Chief Diversity Officer
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision (Department of Homeland Security, et al. v. Regents of the University of California, et al.) is a victory for the more than 40 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students and alumni at Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine. This decision defers their deportation and allows them to apply for work authorization in the United States.
DACA recipients include 250 medical students and more than 62,000 healthcare professionals. Others are in school or pursuing work in a variety of industries. They pay taxes and as importantly, contribute to this country’s social and cultural fabric. We applaud the Court for its decision and now call on Congress to pass legislation to ensure a permanent solution that will provide protections for immigrants in the United States.