Conservative states may have boxed President Donald Trump into announcing an end for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – but Democratic state attorneys general are already fighting back. Their siblings who were born in the US could remain since they were citizens but the rest of the family might have to go.
“But I do think there’s practical limitations to what that really means”, she added.
“Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do)”.
But Becerra was confident in an interview Wednesday about prospects for defending DACA in court.
Graham said he was motivated by his work as a cofounder of the scholarship program TheDream.Us which provides college scholarships to Dreamers. The end of DACA can, and should, lead to immigration reform done the right way: through legislating.
“Chuck and Nancy would like to see something happen, and so do I”, Trump said. “Perhaps more powerful here is the courage and determination of the Dreamers themselves”. “All they want is a chance, and I hope we’ll give them that”.
“I would say this to President Trump: If you love the Dreamers, help us pass the Dream Act”, Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of IL said.
“As President Trump’s statements about Mexico and those with Mexican roots show, the President has demonstrated a willingness to disparage Mexicans in a misguided attempt to secure support from his constituency, even when such impulses are impermissible motives for directing governmental policy”, the attorneys general wrote. The other states included are Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and the District of Columbia.
In his court decision forestalling an expansion of DACA and a similar program for parents, which formed the legal basis of Paxton and the other attorneys general’s threats, Hanen cited the APA’s regulatory requirements. Martinez-Olguin said the lawsuits springing up against the administration, “do carry a lot of weight”.
“I’m anxious about us being the first targets of deportation and putting my family at risk for it, it’s not just me, it’s my parents”, said Gomez who has worked for Audible and for Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo. “Here’s an administration that is acting capriciously”.
Of concern to advocates is the fact that the federal government has the personal information of every DACA recipient at its fingertips – and at its disposal.
And the voters are right: Our immigration laws and enforcement need to be fixed.
Will the government target DACA recipients for deportation?
Immigration advocates, Dreamers, labour unions, and the chancellor of City University of NY will join Schneiderman at the news conference, Xinhua news agency reported.