DACA explicitly prohibits criminals from eligibility. Trump smeared DACA recipients as such anyway.
The first step is for the Supreme Court to make things right for these young would-be citizens. But the court can only provide a temporary remedy. The second step is for Congress to pass a permanent solution and provide DACA recipients and their families a pathway to citizenship. Reforming our democracy is the long-term solution we need to ensure that everyone is represented in government and can play a role shaping our great country.
Three appeals courts have ruled against Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which grants deferral from deportation and work permits to nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the country as children.
They want the governor to stop prison officials from holding parolees until they can be picked up by federal immigration officials. They also criticized him for vetoing Kalra’s legislation that would have barred private security companies from entering prison grounds to pick up immigrants for deportation.
“Unfortunately, some of the individuals in the MPP program are actually going outside the shelter environment,” said Morgan. “They’re re-engaging with the cartels because they’re tired of waiting. And that’s when we’re hearing that some of that further abuse and exploitation is happening.”
“You’re literally sending people back to be raped and killed,” he said. “That’s what this is.”
“It’s just fundamentally wrong what the administration is doing,” Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) said Tuesday flanked by DACA recipients. “Let’s see who stands for the dream and who wants to snuff it out.”
Those who have attended a naturalization ceremony are invariably struck by a profound realization: Becoming American is not about race or religion but about agreeing to a set of principles and values embedded in our history and our Constitution. Making it harder to become part of the American family may be politically convenient but it runs straight against those values. And if California is any example, it will inevitably backfire.
“I want people to know that we matter,” she said.
It looks like the answer is “yes,” and 700,000 people would become pawns in Trump’s negotiations with Congress if so.
There’s no way to know which way Republicans will go, because they don’t know themselves. But they’ll have to decide.
The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Wednesday proposed a rule that would bar asylum seekers who illegally crossed the border from obtaining work authorization and delay when permits can be granted.