Newark city and school strongly condemned the Trump administration's announcement Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected almost 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children from deportation.
Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced it will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but will delay enforcement for six months.
New Mexico is home to almost 7,000 DACA grantees.
As indications of Trump's bias, the suit cited his previous statement referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists and his decision to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt for ignoring a federal court order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Still, the lawsuit sets up another showdown between Democratic attorneys general and the Republican president.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program that allows children under 16 who came to America and have lived here continuously since 2007 to remain without threat of arrest or deportation simply because they were born in another country. After the first two years, participants have been able to renew their deferral. "I will continue to fight alongside "dreamers" and the immigrant rights movement", she said.
She said the situation with those affected can only be addressed by Congress. "These children deserve better and that's why Congress must act". The government isn't accepting any applications for initial protection under DACA that it received after September 5. "The administration's cruel policy includes a six-month phase-out of the DACA programme, and Congress must pass legislation to extend this programme and protect "dreamers", Krishnamoorthi said.
A child holds a sign at the Honolulu rally to protest the decision to rescind
"Currently, around 30,000 Asian-Americans, comprising over 5,500 Indians and over 2,800 Pakistanis have received DACA", the report said, adding that India was in the top 10 countries for undocumented immigrants who meet DACA eligibility criteria.
President Donald Trump's administration announced on Tuesday the phase out of a program protecting young undocumented immigrants, leaving the futures of thousands up to Congress. It was a "lawless policy" invoked by Obama, Sessions said, but actually it was within presidential power.
The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of New York Wednesday. The courts blocked one of these measures, known as DAPA, and President Donald Trump has now begun the process of ending the other, DACA, on a delayed, rolling basis. The current Administration has both supported and opposed DACA.
Cerf also signed a petition earlier this year to express his support for the continuation of DACA.
Yet, not all people are against Trump administration's decision.
Legal experts say attorneys general have a long road ahead of them.
He told The Tribune that his heart sank while listening to Tuesday's announcement and said, "All of a sudden the doors of opportunity seem to be closing". And to that point, I think Laura Ingraham speaks with a lot of clarity on DACA. The plaintiffs were New York, Massachusetts, Washington, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia. "Following his lead, I have joined this lawsuit not only because it is the right thing to do, but because the way the president has proceeded is illegal". Since when has Trump anxious about the legal defensibility of executive orders on immigration?