Democrats are backing away from a potential floor fight over “Dreamers,” marking a shift in field tactics from earlier this year as they prepare to do battle with Republicans next week over a major government funding bill.
Lawyers for an organization that is suing President Trump over his administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program issued subpoenas to acquire tapes from “The Apprentice,” arguing that they could bolster their argument that rescinding the Obama-era initiative was fueled by racial animus.
“As soon as she said this person could hurt my family, I automatically went into panic mode,” Vasquez told The Daily Beast.
The ruling from a panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals means a nationwide injunction allowing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to continue will remain in effect.
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling blocking the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from being deported.
A Los Angeles immigration activist whose arrest last year sparked protests and allegations of misconduct against federal law enforcement officials is now suing the Department of Homeland Security, claiming her application for protection from deportation as a “Dreamer” was unfairly rejected on the basis of her activism.
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Monday to take up a case concerning the government’s decision to phase out an Obama-era initiative that protects from deportation young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
The latest example came in a letter from to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals warning if there wasn’t a decision soon on the administration’s planned phase out of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — the Obama-era program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation — the Justice Department would go directly to the Supreme Court.
Last September, the Trump administration announced it would rescind the protections granted by DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—an Obama-era program that shielded from deportation undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. Though the action was quickly challenged by several federal lawsuits, there has been no clear resolution, leaving more than 700,000 DACA recipients and their families in limbo.
For the roughly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children that DACA protects from deportation, the ongoing uncertainty about their future in this country also continues.