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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:22 AM

POLITICO Playbook: Dreamers get their day at the Supreme Court

Source: Politico





https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2019/11/12/dreamers-get-their-day-at-the-supreme-court-487647?cid=su_tw_pb


Updated 11/12/2019 08:43 AM EST



The fate of some 700,000 young people hangs in the balance, depending on how the Supreme Court rules. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images



DACA IS UP AT THE SUPREME COURT TODAY … SCOTUS
is hearing arguments in a group of cases this morning that could decide the fate of the Obama-era program, which was put in place in 2012 over the objection of Republicans, who have called it an illegal use of executive power. Supporters of the policy -- formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- say it merely codified the president’s existing power to set enforcement priorities. Either way, the fate of some 700,000 young people hangs in the balance, depending on how the court rules. We’ll get some clues today.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has said that he would take action of some sort if the Supreme Court confirms that DACA is an improper use of power.

HOUSTON CHRONICLE:
“Trump’s decision to end DACA faces Supreme Court scrutiny,” by Lomi Kriel: “Diana Platas feels like everything in her life is at stake, riding on a politically charged debate about to play out more than 1,200 miles away.

“The 22-year-old is studying to get into law school and dreams of becoming an immigration attorney. But she doesn’t know whether a year from now she’ll be able to work or face deportation to Mexico, a country she hasn’t lived in since her parents brought her here illegally when she was 2. …

“The case, one of the most important of the justices’ term, will help define the scope of presidential powers over immigration. It also is seen as a test of Chief Justice John Roberts, who has lamented the politicization of the court and appeared reluctant to take on the DACA case, waiting until the last moment to do so.

“A majority of justices have consistently agreed that Trump has expansive latitude on immigration, green-lighting his travel ban preventing citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and declining to halt a policy ending asylum at the southern border...............................

Read more: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2019/11/12/dreamers-get-their-day-at-the-supreme-court-487647?cid=su_tw_pb



msnbc said Trump was up tweeting about this already today...





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POLITICO Playbook: Dreamers get their day at the Supreme Court

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2019/11/12/dreamers-get-their-day-at-the-supreme-court-487647?cid=su_tw_pb


Updated 11/12/2019 08:43 AM EST


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“But in a 5-4 majority opinion, Roberts recently blocked the administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census — seen by some as an attempt to suppress the participation of immigrant-heavy communities — by arguing that it had done so improperly, which is also at issue in the government’s termination of DACA.

“Whatever the justices decide will have tremendous impact on the lives of more than 700,000 young people known as ‘Dreamers’ who are enrolled in the program, including about 109,000 in Texas. To qualify, they had to fulfill several requirements, such as proving they came here before they turned 16, graduated from high school or had served in the military, and had committed no serious crimes. The renewable two-year status does not provide a path to citizenship.” Houston Chronicle

-- SWAMP WATCH: It’s worth noting the case has produced some interesting bedfellows. Veteran GOP lawyer TED OLSEN is arguing this case on behalf of the DACA plaintiffs. And big business groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and others have signed an amicus brief supporting DACA. NPR explainer.............................................
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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 10:11 AM

1. Livestream Protest

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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 11:16 AM

2. I've wondered about this...

If a person is brought here illegally by his parents, especially in the case of a baby, how do the feds know that baby wasn't born in the U.S.? Could have been born at home with no hospital record or birth certificate.

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