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USA: DACA Supreme Court hearing draws protests

1 12.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients marching near Supreme Court before ruling on whether US President Donald Trump's termination of the programme was lawful, Washington DC
W/S Demonstration
SOT, Marissa Molina, DACA recipient: "We will not be free until all of us are free. And that is why, regardless of the eventual outcome of today's hearing, we are going to continue to stand together. Whether it is in our classrooms, whether it is in the courts or in our neighbourhoods. We are going to be ready to fight for those who have been left behind and those who come after us. Always with an unyielding determination to win."
M/S Demonstrators chanting
SOT, Bambadjan Bamba, actor and DACA recipient: "My whole career was on the line. I was coming out in black panther, I was on NBC's 'The Good Place', I did not tell any producer at Marvel, I did not tell any producers at NBC. I prayed to my god and I said: God, I am sick and tired of living in fear. I am sick and tired of being paralysed by fear. I am sick and tired of having nightmares, I am sick and tired of living in the shadows. So, so I decided to share my story with the world."
M/S Demonstrators chanting
SOT, Bambadjan Bamba, actor and DACA recipient: "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.'"
M/S Demonstrators chanting
SOT, DACA recipient: "It was our power that won us DACA in 2012 and it will be our power that takes us beyond the sentence of the Supreme court to fight not just DACA and TPS but for justice for all migrants, for the abolition of ICE, for the shutdown of all government funded concentration camps and for citizenship now for all 11 million undocumented immigrants."
M/S demonstrator marching
SOT, Misa Garcia, DACA recipient: "Every dreamer here has done the impossible to make sure that we are all here together. I want to tell the administration to remember my face, remember my face. To the administration, our current president, remember this face because this face, this guy here in front of you, he is one of many that took part in a lawsuit against the Donald Trump administration."
M/S Demonstrator marching
M/S Demonstrators chanting
SCRIPT
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.