Immigrant rights advocates, worker’s unions and allied organizations join with immigrant families in Miami last year to protest the Supreme Court’s split decision that denied the implementation of President Barack Obama’s immigration relief program known as DAPA. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
BY ANTONIO OLIVO
June 30, 2017
“Top Republican officials in 10 states are threatening to take legal action against the Trump administration if it does not end an Obama-era program that has granted deportation reprieves to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in this country as children.
In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, the group of attorneys general — plus Idaho Gov. C.L. ‘Butch’ Otter — gave the administration until Sept. 5 to begin phasing out the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, before they take up the issue in federal court.”