DACA Saved, But Is It Here To Stay?

first_img Share The United States Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Trump administration had acted improperly when the Department of Homeland Security tried to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. However, while many East End DACA residents celebrated the decision, the ruling makes clear that the DACA program can still be ended by the Trump administration if it follows proper procedures in doing so.Minerva Perez, the executive director of Organización Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island, cautioned on Friday, “DACA is not safe.”DACA was set up by executive order during the Obama administration, in recognition of the fact that many undocumented workers across the nation had brought their children with them when they had entered the country. By 2012, many of those children had grown up in this country and saw themselves as American. Under the DACA program, those eligible were allowed to register with the DHS. In return, the DHS would defer any deportation action or proceedings. DACA residents were issued Social Security cards, and pay weekly towards Medicare.“These are people we can only hope to have as citizens,” Perez said. She pointed out that DACA residents, who number about 700,000 nationally, with abut 122,000 residing in New York State, have a history of accomplishment in this country, including many who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.The Supreme Court decision describes the program as applying “to childhood arrivals who were under age 31 in 2012; have continuously resided here since 2007; are current students, or have completed high school, or are honorably discharged veterans; have not been convicted of any serious crimes; and do not threaten national security…”In January 2017, however, Trump became president. The new administration acted quickly to end the DACA program. According to the Supreme Court decision, they acted too quickly. “The dispute before the Court is not whether DHS may rescind DACA. All parties agree that it may. The dispute is instead primarily about the procedure the agency fol­lowed in doing so.”Then acting DHS secretary Elaine C. Duke laid out in September 2017 how DACA would be dissolved. “No new applications would be accepted, but DHS would entertain applications for two-year renewals from DACA recipients whose benefits were set to expire within six months. For all other DACA recipients, previously is­sued grants of deferred action and work authorization would not be revoked but would expire on their own terms, with no prospect for renewal.”Without DACA, all those who had registered with DHS would be vulnerable to possible deportation action.Advocacy groups, such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, sued the administration, temporarily preventing Duke’s action from taking effect.The court found by a narrow 5-4 decision that Duke “had violated the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to adequately address important factors bearing on her decision.” She had failed to follow the process dictated by the APA, the court’s decision said.The ruling makes it clear that DACA, which was created by the executive branch, could be undone by the president, if the proper process was followed. “Whether DACA is illegal is, of course, a legal determina­tion, and therefore a question for the Attorney General,” the decision reads.The decision was written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. Roberts, normally a staunch conservative, had switched sides to join the four liberal justices in voting to block the administration’s action. The other four conservative justices voted to uphold the DHS.It is the second time in a year that Roberts has crossed over to side with the liberal members of the court for procedural reasons on a case with major implications for the immigrant community. In June 2019, Roberts wrote the decision in the case regarding whether to allow a question to be placed on the Census that is now being conducted, asking about the immigration status of everyone in the respondent’s household. In voting to reject placing that question on this year’s census, along with the four liberals on the court, Roberts did not question the Constitutionality of the Trump administration’s objective.Then, as now, it was just that they went about it without following the law.“DACA is not safe,” Perez reiterated. “They are going to try to find other ways to take away DACA.”Just as the Black Lives Matter movement is seeking legislative change to accomplish its goals, so too must the immigrant community and their advocates. Congress, she said, needs to codify DACA, and take it away from the whims of any president.t.e@indyeastend.comlast_img read more

GPLN seminar attracts high number of participants

first_imgHe says: “Nearly fifty participants have already enrolled and more are coming daily. Representatives from some of the largest names in the projects world, including major independent companies and multinationals as well, will be in attendance. There will also be representation from related industries such as marine surveyors. The popularity of this seminar only goes to show that there is definitely a need in the industry for the type knowledge that this course will impart.”The GPLN is a non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specialising in international projects movements by air, sea and land as well as specialised lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.For further information about the course, including registration and fees, visit: www.gpln.net/seminar/index.htmllast_img read more

What channel is the Little League World Series on? Full TV schedule, live stream for 2019 LLWS

first_imgWilliamsport, Pa., becomes the epicenter of the baseball world for 10 days in August when the best youth baseball teams converge for the 2019 Little League World Series.Sixteen teams — eight from the United States and eight International squads — of 11- and 12-year-olds will play in the 73rd iteration of the tournament, which has featured several numerous future major leaguers over the year. Little League World Series games todayThe Little League World Series schedule takes a break Friday with the final four now set. Both semifinal games will be played Saturday.Friday, Aug. 23No games.Scores will be updated above as games go final. Here is the full LLWS live scoreboard.2019 Little League World Series scheduleSaturday, Aug. 24Game #MatchupTime (TV channel)Game 27Japan vs. Caribbean (International final)12:30 p.m. ET (ABC)Game 28West vs. Southwest (U.S. final)3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)Sunday, Aug. 25Game #MatchupTime (TV channel)Game 29L27 vs. L28 (Consolation)10 a.m. ET (ESPN)Game 30W27 vs. W28 (LLWS final)3 p.m. ET (ABC) Honolulu, Hawaii’s Little League team won the 2018 World Series, although a different city — Wailuku — will be looking to keep the title in the state in 2019. Taiwan has won more championships (17) than any other international team, but Japan has five titles this decade.A team from the United States has won the LLWS 27 times, led by California (seven).Here is all of the information you need to watch the 2019 Little League World Series, including the full game schedule and list of TV channels for each.MORE LLWS 2019: Full schedule | ScoresWhat channel is the Little League World Series on?ESPN, ESPN2, ABCEvery 2019 Little League World Series game will be broadcast live on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC.You can also live stream the LLWS online at ESPN.com, by subscribing to ESPN+ or via the WatchESPN app on most mobile devices.last_img read more

‘Neymar Jr’s Five’ football tournament reaches Manila

first_imgFootball star Neymar Jr.’s signature football tournament has reached Manila.ADVERTISEMENT The tournament named Neymar Jr’s Five features a unique, fast-paced football competition which has drawn more 65,000 players from 47 countries in its first year.It is a 10-minute, five-a-side battle with a twist—each time one team scores, the opposition loses a player. The game ends when the time runs out or until one team has no player left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe qualifying rounds in Manila will be held on February 18 and 25 at SPARTA Philippines in Mandaluyong with the finals scheduled on March 4.This year’s edition is open to teams of five to seven players aged 16 to 25 and, for the first time, two over-aged players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims View comments Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ MOST READ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taalcenter_img Federer rolls into all-Swiss Australian Open semi LATEST STORIES DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Participants must have a passport on standby with a chance of making it to the World Final at Instituto Projeto NeymarJr in Praia Grande, Brazil this year. Celest Flores-ColinaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

Ginebra ties series at 1-1, survives San Miguel in OT

first_imgLucena, CDO, Cebu to host 2017 PBA All-Star Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PBA IMAGESLUCENA—Barangay Ginebra outlasted San Miguel Beer, 124-118, in overtime to even the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Finals at 1-1 Sunday night at Quezon Convention Center here.Ginebra forward Joe Devance sent the game into overtime, 110-all, after following up his own miss at the end of regulation.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Unfortunately for SMB, Lassiter got ejected with still 1:00 left in the period after incurring a technical foul for taunting. He was earlier whistled for a flagrant one in the second quarter.The Beermen’s woes were further compounded with June Mar Fajardo fouling out with 2:33 remaining in regulation, but got a lift from Chris Ross and reserves Ronald Tubid and Gabby Espinas late.Tubid, though, split his freebies with 3.2 seconds remaining and left the door open for Ginebra, as Devance scored the game-tying putback at the buzzer to send the raucous crowd on its feet.San Miguel’s comeback bid fell short with Ross fouling out early in overtime as Thompson and Sol Mercado put the Beermen away.Arwind Santos topped San Miguel with 23 points and 15 rebounds, but shot 5-of-18 from threes.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Scottie Thompson flirted with a triple-double, collecting 18 points, career-high 18 rebounds and eight assists for the Gin Kings.“What a game, huh?” Ginebra head coach Tim Cone asked. “Just goes to show how good San Miguel is, in terms of their ability to come back from a 24-point halftime deficit. They just dominated us in that third quarter and most of the fourth. The only thing we did good is we were resilient. We fought with the ups and downs, and we continued to battle, we found a way to put it into overtime.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt was a reversal of roles from Game 1, with Ginebra firing on all cylinders early as it erected a 26-point edge, 65-39, with 1:10 left in the second quarter thanks to Kevin Ferrer’s 18-point explosion in the second quarter.But San Miguel didn’t go down that easily, with Marcio Lassiter unloading 16 of his 21 points in the Beermen’s blazing 39-point third frame. View comments MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Ross finished with 16 markers, 11 assists, and five rebounds, while Tubid had 16 points and seven boards.Fajardo was limited to just 10 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks in a foul-plagued outing.Game 3 is on Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The scores: GINEBRA 124 – Aguilar 23, Ferrer 21, Thompson 18, Devance 16, Tenorio 15, Mercado 11, Ellis 8, Marcelo 6, Cruz 4, Taha 2.SAN MIGUEL 118 – Santos 23, Lassiter 21, Ross 16, Tubid 16, Cabagnot 13, Espinas 13, Fajardo 10, Heruela 4, De Ocampo 2, Agovida 0, Reyes 0. Quarters: 28-20, 67-43, 85-82, 110-110, 124-118.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezonlast_img read more