Monday, March 30, 2020

Cornavirus, DACAamented Health Care Workers, and the Supreme Court


Edith Roberts for SCOTUSBlog pulls together commentary on recent developments in the DACA cases before the Supreme Court:

"Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that `[u]ndocumented immigrants who work as health care providers are asking for their efforts fighting the coronavirus to be taken into consideration as the Supreme Court considers the Trump administration’s bid to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program,' in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that in a letter filed with the court on Friday, attorneys for a group of DACA recipients told the court that there are `about 27,000 young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers who work in health care, many of them on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.' For USA Today, Richard Wolf talks to `DACA recipients working in the health care field in California, Florida, Texas and in the suburbs of New York City, where the coronavirus has hit hardest.' Marcia Coyle reports for The National Law Journal that `[i]t’s rare that the justices are asked to address issues that come up after arguments,' but `[t]he letter from the DACA lawyers is not the first time that new events have made their way to the justices’ attention in a pending case.' Commentary comes from the editorial board of The Boston Globe." (bold added).


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