(TRENTON) –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson released the following statement Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DACA. Human Services is home to the state’s Office of New Americans:

“We applaud today’s ruling that protects more than 16,000 New Jerseyans who contribute to New Jersey communities daily as business owners, taxpayers, neighbors, friends, students and workers, including many who serve as front-line workers in our fight against COVID-19.

“This is a win for America. This is a win for what’s right. This is a win for immigrants brought to our country as children who are as American as anybody else’s children.

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“The Murphy Administration remains committed to supporting DREAMers and their families, and will continue to build a more inclusive New Jersey for everyone. This includes providing information and resources to DREAMers and their families, and working to help them thrive. DREAMers are part of our big and wonderful New Jersey family, and we succeed only when all of us succeed. We back the Governor’s call for the federal government to extend DACA renewals and work permits, and open up the process to accept new DACA applications – and Human Services’ Office of New Americans is ready to help.

“We hail this decision, but we also now hope the Trump Administration will work together with Congress to find a permanent solution for Dreamers and their families.”