Earlier this week, Trump appointee Neal Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion siding with the gay and trans community in the landmark employment discrimination case, Bostock v Clayton Cty, GA. Now? The Trump’s conservative Supreme Court has saved DREAMers, ruling that the Trump Administration illegally ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), meaning about 650,000 immigrants will not be deported.
Racist Jeff Sessions ended the program in 2017, but Justice John Roberts — who penned the majority opinion — blocked the rescission, writing that “the procedure the agency followed in” rescinding the program was “arbitrary and capricious.”
Spouse: what does "capricious" mean in this context?— (((Zach Heiden))) (@zlheiden) June 18, 2020
Me: in this context, it means absurdly incompetent.
There are a lot of happy people in America today.
Dreamer Juan Plascencia messages me.— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) June 18, 2020
He's 29 & a social studies teacher in Las Vegas:
"Absolutely shocked. Amazed. A lot of emotions. As a history teacher I teach about days like this. DACA is here to stay and our humanity is validated."
I am thinking of the scared DACA student who wept in my campus office the day after Trump was elected. “What will happen to me now?” he said, gasping for air. “This is the only country I know.”— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) June 18, 2020
Breathe, dear heart. You are home. https://t.co/K11mtyC5oY
I'm going to celebrate this one hard…— Jonathan Jayes-Green (@JayesGreenJ) June 18, 2020
I am reminded DACA is still a temporary solution and millions of undocumented people in this country like my parents still need protection. And we gotta get Trump out this November.
First picture was in 2017 when Trump announced he would end DACA. We took a bus to nyc to protest outside Trump Tower. Second picture was November 2019, we protested outside the Supreme Court. It’s been years of anxiety & fear, but today we get to celebrate this temporary win. pic.twitter.com/cmfsyCDAK8— sheila (@sheilacrruz) June 18, 2020
…and now to stand up for those ideals, we have to move forward and elect @JoeBiden and a Democratic Congress that does its job, protects DREAMers, and finally creates a system that’s truly worthy of this nation of immigrants once and for all.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 18, 2020