Advancement Project National Office Issues Statement on Beginning of Dreamers Supreme Court Hearing
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) case. The Supreme Court will determine whether the Trump Administration violated the due process when it abruptly cancelled the DACA program on September 5, 2017. The Supreme Court will also hear arguments whether a court has the power to review the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to end DACA.
“We know that when Trump enlisted leaders from nativist organizations that believe in eugenics to work at DHS, that it was a part of the White Supremacist wish list that Trump wanted to carry out across the entire federal government,” said Losmin Jiménez Project Director and Senior Attorney for the Immigrant Justice Project at Advancement Project National Office. “We hope the court will rule on the right side of history and be a check on executive power when that power is out of control and rooted in hate. The DACA program provided deferred action from deportation and work authorization for over 700,000 immigrant youth across the country since 2012. These 700,000 people represent many different countries; are nurses, teachers, engineers, mothers, fathers, caregivers, and community leaders. We hope the court recognizes their humanity.”