15 states, DC sue Trump administration — DACA decision

07 Septembre, 2017, 19:19 | Auteur: Phil Beauvilliers
  • Washington AG Bob Ferguson vows to fight for DACA

"All DACA recipients grew up in America, registered with our government, submitted to extensive background checks, and are diligently giving back to our communities and paying income taxes".

Fifteen states, including Pennsylvania, filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to end the DACA program that protected young immigrants from deportation.

An open letter to Trump penned by Decibel Therapeutics CEO Steven Holtzman and Ovid Therapeutics (OVID) CEO Jeremy Levin says that DACA participants, often dubbed "Dreamers", are key players in the life sciences sector. "Constitutional and illegal as he may consider it to be", she said, referring to the president's tweet Tuesday night.

DACA recipients and their supporters took to the streets downtown to protest the White House announcement.

DACA allows young people brought to the country illegally as children to temporarily work and study in the United States under certain eligibility conditions.

"Again, if they can't, then they should get out of the way and let somebody else take their job that can actually get something done".

Earlier this year, Ferguson sued Trump over his travel ban, which resulted in a federal judge blocking nationwide enforcement.

"I've been hearing fury and anger and outrage and whatever other synonym you want to use, but also a quiet resilience that we are not going to go anywhere, no matter what happens with this program", Saul Gonzalez of KCRW radio station tells The World. Speakers who have benefited from the Obama-era initiative talked about their efforts to put down roots and build a life in the bluegrass.

"We have a great heart for the folks we're talking about", Trump said.

Trump tweeted Tuesday night that if Congress didn't "legalize DACA", he would "revisit this issue!"

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