- May 31, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education said federal financial relief for coronavirus for higher education is meant for U.S. citizens, prompting protests from students enrolled in colleges and universities under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Three young adults of the estimated 700,000 with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status remain undaunted after years of little to no action on their behalf in Congress and the courts, including the Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearing that could permit the Trump administration to cancel the program.
In a high-stakes issue before the Supreme Court Nov. 12, it was not clear how the justices will ultimately resolve the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.
As a Sept. 5 deadline nears for a demand issued by ten state attorneys general to the Trump administration to scrap a law that provides protection from deportation and work permits for the children of undocumented immigrants, Catholic leaders across the country are mobilizing in defense of DACA, the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program, as well as Temporary Protected Status (TPS).