In a major rebuke to President Trump, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the administration’s plan to dismantle an Obama-era program that has protected more than 600,000 so-called DREAMers from deportation. The vote was 5-to-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the opinion.
Under the Obama program, qualified individuals brought to the U.S. as children were given temporary legal status if they graduated from high school or were honorably discharged from the military, and if they passed a background check. Just months after taking office, Trump moved to revoke the program, only to be blocked by lower courts — and now the Supreme Court. – NPR
In response to the Supreme Court decision, Women’s Foundation California issued the following statement:
While we’re celebrating today, we must
continue to push for these rights to be
permanent and extended to ALL immigrants.
The resilience and courage of #DREAMers
cannot be ignored.
Generations of immigrants have fought
for this moment, and we must continue to
move the work forward. Documentation
should not dictate the worth of an individual.
Let this be the beginning. #HomeisHere
And let’s remember this:
” Black peoples’ liberation is fundamentally and inextricably tied to both the immigrant rights movement and the Black Lives Matter movement. The intersectional identities of Black people is integral to combating all forms of systemic oppression.” Read more of this piece from our colleague Luisa Tembo. Justice will always be intersectional.