Dreamers across the country and in eastern North Carolina are safe from deportation, for now. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 Thursday to uphold the Obama-era immigration program that protects students from deportation who moved to America under the age of 16.
In 2018 Donald Trump attempted to rescind program, claiming that the program was an overreach of power by the previous administration. Ever since then, Attorney Elizabeth Wood has been waiting on a decision. She was recently interviewed, and quoted in an article where she shares her thoughts on the matter “We weren’t sure. We were hopeful but we really had no idea. You never know with the supreme court”.
The Supreme Court decided to uphold the program stating that the president had not provided enough evidence for why the program needed to be repealed. While it is a definitely something to celebrate, the program is not protected under the equal protection clause of the constitution, and can be ended abruptly.
To learn more about the courts recent decision, and Attorney Wood’s thoughts click here: https://bit.ly/2zQRRdm