Putting aside the absolute fecklessness of President Trump's decision on Tuesday to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the move will have significant and negative real-world effects. The program's demise was delayed six months to give Congress a chance to legalize the measure.
Ending the program "is a culmination of President's Trump's oft-stated commitments - whether personally held, stated to appease some portion of his constituency, or some combination thereof - to punish and disparage people with Mexican roots", according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York by attorneys general from 15 states plus the District of Columbia. I am not alone either.
Inhofe and Coburn also voted against a 2010 bill, the DREAM Act, to create a program similar to DACA. Shaw questions. "For signing an executive order which essentially just rolls back another executive order signed by the last president?"
The participants were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families who overstayed their visas.
"This is a day of heartbreak for so many". On this situation, the federal government has a moral responsibility to act. Muriel Wang '20, calling these campus figures "role models", said she was happy to see administrators who can affect change show their commitment. I'm first generation in this country. "However, part of this broken immigration system includes people who were brought here illegally as children through no fault of their own and for many of them, America is the only country they have ever known".
With that protection now sunsetting, Medina said she's nervous about the future.
She graduated "with zero debt and with a great job lined up" and is on the job now, helping others. But make no mistake, two wrongs do not make a right. "[.] We sent a letter to Ohio's congressional delegation urging them to take swift action to find a bipartisan solution that will, at a minimum, codify the existing DACA policy into law".
"The Trump Administration's action to end this unconstitutional program restores the rule of law and allows Congress to reclaim its constitutional authority to set immigration policy", said U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-12.
"My question to the president and to our U.S. attorney general is: Whose side are you on?"
In the vast majority of cases, DACA recipients who are gainfully employed in a variety of professions, including as doctors, lawyers, and engineers, will be unable to work legally in the United States. The resolution passed overwhelmingly.
At Tuesday's rally in Philadelphia, the message from organizers was to make sure Congress doesn't let the issue slip off its radar.
Still, Rodriguez said he feels privileged to live in a city and attend an institution where officials have promised to protect undocumented residents.
Trump Tower in New York was among venues targeted by protesters.
The administration is giving Congress six months to pass a legislative fix before they stop renewing permits. "It's just been a big disappointment for a lot of voters".
"This does not mean they are bad people or that our nation disrespects or demeans them in any way", Jeff Sessions said.
"Our dreamers are not partisan hockey pucks but children of God", he added.
But Custin warned of problems if Congress doesn't act. What does it say about us if we turn our backs on these young people? We're going to take care of everybody.