California AG Becerra to Argue for DACA Before US Supreme Court

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is scheduled to argue on behalf of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) before the U.S. Supreme Court today.

“We take our historic fight to the Supreme Court to defend the DACA program,” Becerra said at a news conference.

“This fight is about protecting the doctors, the teachers, the innovators in the tech community. All those people who are out there doing great things for America and happen to be Dreamers,” he said.

“President Trump's reckless, heartless decision to end DACA runs counter to the values that we hold most dear that everyone who works had and plays by the rules deserves a chance to get ahead,” Becerra said on Twitter.

The case will likely determine the fate of 700,000 DACA recipients, many of whom live here in the Southland.

DACA is an immigration policy established in 2012 that allowed people brought to the United States illegally as children to be considered for temporary lawful status and authorized to work, according to The Hill.

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