Today U.S. District Court Judge John Bates issued one more ruling taking the Trump Administration to task for rescinding the DACA program last year — though he gave the government 90 days for a do-over.
This morning, Mayor Durkan, City Attorney Holmes, King County Council President Joe McDermott, and City Council member Lorena Gonzalez held a joint press conference to double-down on their support for the city’s “welcoming city” policies, to release a letter sent to the DOJ on the topic, and to announce funding for programs to support Seattle’s immigrant community and DACA recipients.
Today the attorneys general of fifteen states (including Washington) and the District of Columbia jointly sued the Trump Administration to stop Trump from rescinding the DACA program, as announced yesterday.
Let’s look at their legal arguments.
This morning the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security announced that they are ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
This morning US Magistrate Judge James Donohue held another hearing in the case of DACA recipient Daniel Ramirez, who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for nearly a month.
Daniel Ramirez Medina’s attorney went into court this morning in the hope of securing his immediate release from an ICE detention facility. That didn’t happen, but they also didn’t leave empty handed.
One of the big stories this week — locally and nationally — has been the arrest and detention of Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old resident of Washington State who was brought to the US illegally as a child and has been a beneficiary of the Obama Administration’s Deferred Access for Child Arrivals (DACA) program since 2014. Last Friday he was arrested and is still being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). And at a time when immigrants — both legal and illegal — are living in fear of the Trump administration’s saber-rattling about immigration policy, this has become a key test for the fate of DACA under Trump.
Tomorrow morning at 10am, there will be a hearing in his case before a U.S. district court magistrate judge. The government filed their brief this morning; Ramirez’s legal team filed their response tonight. And the stuff that’s in them is mind-blowing.