Tuesday's announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions about ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has left many of American River College's undocumented students wondering what lies ahead for their futures in the next six months. After a short break, participants will then march to Placita Olvera in downtown Los Angeles, across from Union Station, where the demonstration is expected to end about 7 p.m.
The coalition filed the suit on Wednesday in a NY federal court against the decicion to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, reports Efe news.
President Trump's decision to wipe out deportation reprieves for young undocumented immigrants has unleashed a frenzied rush to renew 154,000 permits before an October 5 deadline, a process advocacy groups say will cost millions of dollars in fees and stretch their resources to the limit.
The country needs a "comprehensive plan", he said.
To receive work permits under DACA, applicants must have come to the USA before age 16, lived in the country continuously, be attending or have completed school or served in the military, and have no criminal record. DACA has significantly increased recipient earnings, allowing them to access higher education, home, and business ownership as well as expand their tax contributions to Social Security and Medicare.
Information on how to check the background of someone offering to help you with immigration status can be found here. According to a White House official, DACA recipients who lose their recognition will be treated "like any other person in the country illegally", suggesting they would be detained and deported. There are 800,000 DREAMers here, and they are giving back to the United States by becoming outstanding members of their communities.
"I am concerned by the government's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme", United Nations rights chef Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said at the opening of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
"It pulled us into American society", said DACA recipient Sadhana Singh. Faith and Freedom Coalition chairman Ralph Reed posted a Twitter statement that said the executive order which created DACA was "illegal and unconstitutional".
"She just turned 15, so she lost that opportunity and so that's where my worry comes in, you know", she said. As someone who values experienced, knowledgeable, and award-winning journalists covering meaningful stories in central IL, please consider making a contribution.
The development came just a day after Trump ignored the recommendations of GOP House and Senate leaders and sided with Democrats Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY in favor of a three-month extension of the government's borrowing limit.