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The "Dreamers Case" goes before the Ninth Circuit Court

photo of two plaintiffsOn Tuesday, May 15th, Mark Rosenbaum, director of Public Counsel’s Opportunity Under Law program, delivered oral arguments before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Dreamers and their right to due process and liberty under the Constitution.

To see Mr. Rosenbaum’s arguments, click HERE.

In January of this year, U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued a nationwide injunction blocking the government from ending renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. That decision is now in front of the Ninth Circuit for review. The court’s decision could determine the fate of the DACA program, and will have resounding ramifications for the 700,000 DACA-recipients currently protected from deportation under the Obama-era initiative.

The “Dreamers Case” – originally filed as Garcia v. United States – was brought by six DACA beneficiaries claiming the government’s decision to rescind DACA violated their rights under the Due Process Clause of the Constitution. Garcia has been consolidated with four other lawsuits brought by the State of California, the City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara and the University of California. The six DACA beneficiaries are represented by Public Counsel, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLC, Immigrant Advocacy & Litigation Center, Laurence Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley Law School, and Leah Litman, Assistant Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law.

To learn the stories of the brave Dreamers suing the Trump Administration, visit: DreamersLawsuit.com

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