SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE ON DACA
Newsroom El Comercio de Colorado
A group of so-called “Dreamers” participated in a caravan of vehicles that toured the surroundings of the Supreme Court and the United States Congress in Washington DC. They did this to bring awareness of the possible discontinuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program by the Trump administration. DACA prevents the deportation of thousands of young undocumented immigrants and its survival is in the hands of the court.
“Home is here”, read a cloth poster that was displayed by two young people in front of the headquarters of the Supreme Court. The mobilization, in which residents of Washington D.C. and nearby areas participated, also wanted to make visible the role of numerous “Dreamers,” a term referring to young beneficiaries of the DREAM Act. In the midst of the fight against COVID-19, these dreamers have become “essential” workers.
A decision is coming
The magistrates are expected to rule on DACA, the immigration benefit announced on June 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. The Trump administration seeks to end this program. On November 12 of last year, the magistrates heard the parties’ arguments.
“The biggest fear right now of the ‘Dreamers’ is going to work, and the daunting possibility that the Supreme Court will make a decision against DACA in which dreamers will no longer be supported and their permits will be cancelled” said Jorge Benítez, a DACA beneficiary.
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