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The fate of DACA recipients goes before the US Supreme Court
by Lynda Carson (tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com)
Tuesday Nov 12th, 2019 2:34 AM
According to government sources, there were around 15,500 active DACA recipients in the San Francisco metropolitan area (San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward) as of September 4, 2017.
The fate of DACA recipients goes before the US Supreme Court

By Lynda Carson - November 12, 2019

Oakland - On Tuesday November 12, 2019 (today), the fate of DACA recipients goes before the US Supreme Court in a case known as "Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California." ( Issues: (1) Whether the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy is judicially reviewable; and (2) whether DHS’s decision to wind down the DACA policy is lawful. )

According to Wikipedia, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S.”

Reportedly, during June of 2012, with an executive order (policy) known as DACA, President Barack Obama gave work permits, social security numbers, and federal benefits to approximately 800,000 young migrants between the ages of 15 and 36. Most DACA recipients are in their twenties.

According to government sources, there were around 15,500 active DACA recipients in the San Francisco metropolitan area (San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward) as of September 4, 2017. Reportedly, in 2019 there were around 14,110 DACA recipients in the San Francisco metropolitan area.

With the fate of thousands of DACA recipients in Oakland, and the San Francisco metropolitan area going before the US Supreme Court, it would be a great loss to the Bay Area if The trump administration is successful in ending the DACA program. It would also be a great loss for hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients who are residents in cities all across the nation.

According to a report with CNBC, “President Trump’s decision to end the popular Obama-era immigration program that shields young migrants from deportation will be on the line during arguments in a blockbuster case at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The justices will hear extended arguments concerning whether the administration’s attempted termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was lawful. The program, put in place seven years ago, protects about 700,000 immigrants and allows them to receive work permits.”

Reportedly, a decision regarding the fate of DACA and DACA recipients is expected during June of 2020 in the heat of a presidential election season.

Oakland has been declared a Sanctuary City by it’s leaders. Further below are some links that may be of some assistance to some DACA recipients, and their families connected to the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).

Lynda Carson may be reached at tenantsrule [at] yahoo.com

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Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)

DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals


Newcomer students in Oakland Unified School District

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TfBE1nVFUGnI09TSI_zRja6M6ztK0McD/view

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Oakland Sanctuary District Resolution No. 1617-0089

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8A8X8ktDxQkeWZvRHdUVFpCVGc/view

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Information for DACA renewal, and other DACA information.

https://www.ousd.org/Page/16698

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Overview of ICE protocol

This overview of the ICE Protocol for OUSD schools helps families understand the plan in case of ICE activity at schools, or in the neighborhood nearby. In addition, the overview summarizes ways for families to stay safe.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VlPL10rZEMqHKE7LhPmf0HsIgKpK-lH7/view

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Sanctuary District / DACA - Oakland

https://www.ousd.org/domain/4754

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Sanctuary resources in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Khmer and Vietnamese

https://www.ousd.org/Page/15870

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ICE Hotline:

If you’ve seen ICE in action, suspect ICE activity in progress, or if you or someone you know has been detained by ICE?

For rapid response and immigration legal services.

(510) 241-4011

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Make a plan - Know your rights

https://www.ousd.org/sanctuary/families

A) Do not answer questions without a lawyer: If you are undocumented, have a pending immigration case in court, or are being questioned about a person in such a situation, you should give your true and correct name but should not answer any other questions.

B) Do not open the door unless the officer/agent shows you a warrant: You do not have to open the door for an immigration agent unless they slip an arrest warrant that has your name or is signed by a judge or magistrate under the door. If you are detained, you will be allowed to make a phone call so memorize a number you can call.

C) Keep a Red Card with you: Regardless of immigration status, all people have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. Print red cards from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and use the guidance on them to assert your rights in situations such as if ICE agents go to your home.


What to do if ICE comes to your door: print out pocket cards in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin and Korean

Red Card: Know Your Rights

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/red_card-spanish-biz_template-20170327v2.pdf

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Know your rights cards in different languages:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xyGT1zDp8p2K6_iJawfm51NwXBCIZ-hj4sub8meIr0I/edit

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If your loved one just got detained by ICE? What do you do within the first 24 hours.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_XQL53mE-NJO25GpiZqruRbijEPmUZSz/view

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Immigrant Rights - Under A Trump Administration

(What Immigrant Families Should Do Now)

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/kyr_two_pager.pdf

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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW IF THE DACA PROGRAM ENDS?

https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/if_daca_ends.pdf


Resources:

The following organizations support OUSD's work as a Sanctuary District and help support our families in countless ways:


Centro Legal de la Raza

https://www.centrolegal.org/


Immigrant Legal Resource Center

https://www.ilrc.org/


East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

https://eastbaysanctuary.org/


Immigrant Families Defense Fund

https://immigrantfamilies.org/


Oakland Community Organizations

http://www.oaklandcommunity.org/


Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Community Services

https://www.ilrc.org/community-resources

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