Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Dreamers To Supreme Court: Ending DACA Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

REUTERS/Tom Brenner
A coalition of immigrant rights groups is urging the Supreme Court to reject the Trump administration’s attempt to undo Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Representatives from Make the Road New York, National Immigration Law Center, and others argued that the coronavirus pandemic was an example of why so-called “dreamers” are needed in the U.S. because many of them work in the health care industry.
“The public health crisis now confronting our nation illuminates the depth of those interests as borne by employers, civil society, state and local governments, and communities across the country, and especially by healthcare providers,” the joint statement read in a letter delivered to justices on Friday.
It continued: “Furthermore, it throws into sharp relief DACA recipients’ important contributions to the country and the significant adverse consequences of eliminating their ability to live and work without fear of imminent deportation.”
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
DACA is an Obama-era amnesty initiative that protects illegal aliens from deportation if they entered the U.S. at a young age.
Once suggesting that he did not have the authority to implement such a law unilaterally, former President Barack Obama changed course and signed the DACA executive order in 2012, which has allowed hundreds of thousands of young migrants who entered the U.S. illegally to be shielded from removal.
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