A 23-year-old man who had temporary legal status in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, was deported to Mexico in February. It’s the first time that’s happened under the Trump Administration. Trump said he had compassion for DACA recipients, and the facts surrounding the deportation are disputed. Immigration attorney Delia Salvatierra and DACA recipient Karina Ruiz will discuss the case and what it means for DACA recipients.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck another blow to President Obama’s order that gives protection to up to five million people against deportation. The court upheld a lower court injunction that blocks the Obama Administration from implementing the deferred deportation plan. Arizona State University law professor Evelyn Cruz will explain the ruling.
A federal judge in Texas has issued a ruling against President Obama’s executive order to grant deferred deportation to certain groups of illegal immigrants. Arizona State University law professor Paul Bender will discuss the legalities of the case.
The United States Supreme Court denied a request by Governor Jan Brewer to stay an appeals court ruling that allowed young, illegal immigrants with deferred deportation to get drivers licenses. Dan Pochoda, senior counsel for the Arizona ACLU, will discuss the case.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has been denied an appeal to a lawsuit she filed to block young illegal immigrants who have been granted deferred deportation from getting drivers licenses. Local immigration attorney Elizabeth Chatham will discuss the case.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that young illegal immigrants given deferred deportations can have drivers licenses in Arizona. Governor Jan Brewer had issued an executive order, denying the “Dreamers” licenses. The court said that the young illegal immigrants were harmed by unequal treatment by the state. Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic discussed the ruling.
The U.S. government is now accepting applications for Deferred Action status from certain young illegal immigrants who were brought to America as children. Individuals who are granted Deferred Action status are protected from deportation for two years, and are eligible for employment authorization. Immigration attorney Regina Jefferies talks about the program and an executive order by Governor Jan Brewer denying driver licenses and other public benefits to Deferred Action grantees.