Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ACLU Takes Legal Action to Restore DACA Protections for Dreamer in Georgia

Trump administration arbitrarily revoked DACA status of Jessica Colotl

By American Civil Liberties Union
May 23, 2017
Jessica Colotl, Photo: Democracy Now!
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Georgia, and Kuck Immigration Partners LLC took legal action today to restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections to DREAMer Jessica Colotl.

The Trump administration suddenly and arbitrarily revoked Colotl’s DACA status, even though immigration authorities had granted her DACA twice previously and there has been no change in her circumstances. In denying the request to renew her DACA status and work permit, the U.S. government is stripping Colotl’s authorization to live and work in the United States.

“Jessica is exactly the kind of ‘absolutely incredible kid’ that President Trump has said should not be targeted by immigration authorities, and DHS had repeatedly recognized this by granting her DACA again and again,” said Katrina Eiland, staff attorney for the ACLU. “She is still the same exemplary person who has called the U.S. home for almost 20 years. The government has violated the law by doing a total about-face in this case when nothing has changed.”[…]

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