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USA: DACA Supreme Court hearing draws protests

United States, Washington DC
November 12, 2019 at 21:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, brought to an end by US President Donald Trump in 2017, protested outside the Supeme Court in Washington DC on Tuesday, as the justices hears arguments to determine whether the programme's termination was lawful.

"I do not have a pathway to citizenship, and not just me, but millions of others are in the same circumstance. So when people say, 'Hey, do it legally. Stand in line.' Just say, 'we have, give us a line, give us a row, we will stand in there right now and today'," stated 'Black Panther' and 'The Good Place' actor Bambadjan Bamba.

Demonstrators marched on the country's highest court chanting and holding banners demanding justice and to be heard.

One speaker called for the "shutdown of all government funded concentration camps" and for citizenship to be granted to "all 11 million undocumented immigrants."

The case reached the Supreme Court after lower courts ruled the administration did not adequately consider the impact of ending the program, nor explain why.

Trump sought to terminate the Obama-administration program, protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, since 2017.

The Supreme Court's final decision is expected not later than June 2020, in the midst of the presidential campaign, and will affect around 700,000 undocumented immigrants.

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Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, brought to an end by US President Donald Trump in 2017, protested outside the Supeme Court in Washington DC on Tuesday, as the justices hears arguments to determine whether the programme's termination was lawful.

"I do not have a pathway to citizenship, and not just me, but millions of others are in the same circumstance. So when people say, 'Hey, do it legally. Stand in line.' Just say, 'we have, give us a line, give us a row, we will stand in there right now and today'," stated 'Black Panther' and 'The Good Place' actor Bambadjan Bamba.

Demonstrators marched on the country's highest court chanting and holding banners demanding justice and to be heard.

One speaker called for the "shutdown of all government funded concentration camps" and for citizenship to be granted to "all 11 million undocumented immigrants."

The case reached the Supreme Court after lower courts ruled the administration did not adequately consider the impact of ending the program, nor explain why.

Trump sought to terminate the Obama-administration program, protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, since 2017.

The Supreme Court's final decision is expected not later than June 2020, in the midst of the presidential campaign, and will affect around 700,000 undocumented immigrants.

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