Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Dreamers have been specific pawns in the Administration's anti-immigrant efforts. The status of DACA youth has been a pawn since immigration "negotiations" began early in the Trump presidency. When Congress refused to cede to Trump's demands, then the administration took action to strip the Dreamers of protections afforded them by the prior administration. The Dreamers are US residents who came to the United States as children. To deport this population means sending these young people to a country of which they have no memory of the country where they were born, and in many cases do not speak the language.
Finally, on December 4, 2020, Brooklyn Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis, ordered the government to immediately accept applications from Dreamers for work permits. This restores Obama Era protections. Let's hope that the Biden administration fast-tracks Dreamers' citizenship