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Earlier this week, Professor Jacobson reported that 14 states were suing the Trump administration for the phasing out of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (aka, DACA). Legal Insurrection fans may have been a bit surprised that California was not listed among those states. It appears that our state's officials were simply holding out to file one of their own, which is in keeping with the war they have apparently declared on President Trump.

Later this morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to make a statement announcing the winding down of the long-controversial DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) affecting so-called DREAMers (live stream below), children who were brought to the United States by their parents and who entered the country without obtaining legal status benefit from DACA. Since the program's creation in 2012, DACA has never provided legal status, but has issued legal work authorization and the promise of deferred removal action. Neither is DACA law -- it's a DHS policy created by the Obama Administration, one widely considered well beyond the bounds of presidential authority.

Reports have emerged that President Donald Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on Friday. From McClatchyDC:
President Donald Trump is expected to end an Obama-era program that shielded young people from deportation, but he will likely let the immigrants known as Dreamers stay in the United States until their work permits run out, according to multiple people familiar with the policy negotiation.

President Trump would like to end Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  This was one of his primary campaign promises, but he is facing opposition from both Democrats and among the GOP. ABC News reports:
President Donald Trump is leaning toward ending a U.S. immigration policy the Obama administration started for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, according to multiple sources. The president's decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, could be announced as early as next week, one source said.

Pro-DREAMer organization Cosecha is planning a sit-in at Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton's office Wednesday, July 26. Cosecha, literally translated as "harvest" is a radical, "non-violent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We believe that through direct action and economic non-cooperation, we can make a change" so they claim.
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