Santa Clara County and its employees sue Trump over DACA

Following suit with the city of San Jose and jurisdictions across the country that have vowed to protect young “Dreamers,” Santa Clara County and its employees on Tuesday will announce a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program.

Trump announced the end of the program on Sept. 5 and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services stopped taking renewal applications last week. Meanwhile, Congress has until March 5 to salvage the Obama-era program, which protected an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants who grew up in the U.S. from deportation.

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Officials with Santa Clara County and the local Service Employees International Union will announce the lawsuit at the county government center later today. It’s the first lawsuit in the nation filed jointly by an employer and a labor union on behalf of DACA beneficiary employees, according to the county.

The White House on Sunday delivered a list of demands to Congress that would need to be met in exchange for any potential deal to protect Dreamers. Among the demands: construction of a border wall, hiring 10,000 additional immigration agents, stricter laws for people requesting asylum and further …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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