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AG Nessel Celebrates Supreme Court Decision to Protect “Dreamers” Program
LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a
“I am delighted by the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Trump administration from ending DACA. The effort to end these protections is unconscionable
The DACA program allows recipients – better known as Dreamers – to go to work or school and live without fear of deportation while pursuing their dreams. Dreamers are often students and teachers, military service members, law enforcement officers, firefighters, health care workers, and child and elder care workers contributing to the economy and communities across the nation.
Michigan is home to approximately 13,000 residents eligible for deferred action under the DACA program and these state residents paid more than $23 million in state and local taxes, according to a September 2019 report from the Center for American Progress. In an effort to protect them, Nessel joined several states in filing a brief in the lawsuit against the federal government’s unlawful rescission of DACA in October.