ICYMI: DACA Heads to the Supreme Court Tomorrow

On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about the future of DACA. The program has been tremendously successful, and has offered temporary protection from deportation and the ability to work legally to more than 700,000 young people. These protections have benefited Dreamers and their families, while also strengthening communities across the country and the entire American economy.

See a readout of some of the latest news on the upcoming case below:

The New York Times published an article arguing that the Trump Administration eroded its own legal case on DACA, while the Wall Street Journal reports on Carlo Barrera, whose family moved to Texas from Mexico when he was 6, and who says he is haunted by the prospect of an end to DACA.

Greg Stohr reports for Bloomberg that “the U.S. Supreme Court is again poised to test the bounds of Donald Trump’s presidential powers, this time in a politically charged clash over the fate of 700,000 people,” in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, a challenge to the government’s decision to terminate the DACA program. At The Baltimore Sun, Thalia Juarez interviews one of the plaintiffs in the case.

The Washington Post just published an op-ed arguing that the termination of DACA will not only rip work permits from approximately 27,000 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who rely on the program, it will tear them away from the 5.1 million patients they collectively serve over the course of their careers.

Andrew Pincus, who filed an amicus brief in the DACA cases on behalf of business groups, published an opinion piece outlining some of the legal aspects of the upcoming Supreme Court oral arguments.

Former Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough argues that ending DACA would risk U.S. security and regional stability. McDonough writes in Axios that ending the program would consume significant law enforcement resources while hampering U.S. military readiness and Western Hemispheric stability.

They Achieved the American Dream. Will the Supreme Court Let Them Keep it?: A photo essay in the New York Times explores how Jorge Garcia Alvarez, 24, and Evelyn Duron Guerra, 25, have built an American life. They were born in Mexico, but they have jobs and house in Tennessee, and plans for a family. Now, it could all come apart.

AMICUS BRIEFS: In October, hundreds of top U.S. companies, local elected officials, university leaders, and national security experts – including former Cabinet officials – joined amicus briefs in support of Dreamers.

NEW CAP DATA: The Center for American Progress released new data that details the immense support for DACA as shown in the more than 1,400 signatories in various amicus briefs. According to CAP, “for every one signatory to a brief opposing DACA, there are 72 in support.”

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