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U.S. Attorneys General Continue Effort to Protect Caribbean ‘Dreamers’ From Deportation

  • Staff Consortium
  • August 31, 2020

NEW YORK,  CMC – New York Attorney General Letitia James says she is co-leading a coalition of 17 attorneys general across the United States in continuing the fight against the Trump administration’s efforts to threaten Caribbean and other “Dreamers” currently registered for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with deportation.  DACA is an Obama administration programme that protected about 700,000 young Caribbean and other immigrants, known as “Dreamers”, from deportation.  After the US Supreme Court ruled in June that the Trump administration’s attempts to cancel the DACA programme were unlawful, the program was supposed to resume.  But, instead of continuing to process new applications, James said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a new memorandum on July 28 by the  acting secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, which directed DHS to make interim changes to the program — including declining to accept any new initial DACA applications —...