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A loss for Trump, a win for Dreamers
A loss for Trump, a win for Dreamers
This piece was originally published in the June 18, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.
“I‘M GOING TO CELEBRATE TODAY, BUT I’M GOING TO FIGHT TOMORROW.”
— DACA recipient Bruna Sollod on today’s Supreme Court victory and the need for long-term protections for Dreamers like herself
40% of Black-owned businesses are unlikely to survive the coronavirus crisis.
17% of white-owned businesses face the same fate.
Trump’s failure to contain this pandemic is threatening small businesses across the country, and it is disproportionately hurting Black communities.
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That staggering stat is more than just a number — it represents millions of real stories of people and families trying to stay above water. Hear from Reign Free, who runs a catering company in Oakland, California, on how Trump has failed her and other small business owners.
IN THE NEWS
- The Supreme Court ruled this morning that Trump can’t roll back protections for DACA recipients…at least, not in the way he tried to do it. Created by President Obama in 2012, the DACA program has protected over 800,000 young immigrants living in the United States from cruel and unjust deportation. Make no mistake: Today’s decision is certainly a victory for Dreamers, their families, and communities across the nation that have been enriched by their strong contributions. The ruling made it clear that the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA was illegal. You can read CAP’s statement on the decision here.
- Across the country, more than 202,000 DACA recipients are working to protect the health and safety of Americans throughout the ongoing pandemic. Watch Jesus, a DACA recipient and paramedic, who has been working on the front lines of the coronavirus in Houston, share his thoughts on today’s ruling.
- As Trump prepares to take the stage of an indoor arena in Tulsa along with thousands of supporters who won’t be required to wear masks, Oklahoma again broke its own record daily high of new coronavirus cases, tallying 259 additional cases yesterday. The state also reported a 91% increase in the number of new coronavirus cases per week as compared to the previous 7-day average. Trump continues denying the facts of the situation. As a reminder, Trump is requiring attendees of the rally to sign away their right to sue him or the venue if they get coronavirus from the rally.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- More than 1 in 3 federal inmates have tested positive for coronavirus. According to the Bureau of Prisons, out of the 16,839 incarcerated people in their custody who were tested, 6,060 tested positive. Not unlike nursing homes, prisons have been a notoriously dangerous hotbed for virus spread during the pandemic, endangering inmates as well as visitors and correctional officers and resulting in often unjust pandemic-related limitations on visitation access in some prisons and jails.
WHAT WE’RE READING
- The COVID-19 Response in Indian Country: A Federal Failure by Sahir Doshi, Allison Jordan, Kate Kelly, and Danyelle Solomon (CAP)
- How Long Would You Wait? The Unequal Burden of Long Voting Lines by Marc Elias
- How the movement that’s changing America was built and where it goes next by Jamil Smith (Rolling Stone)
- 3 Steps Needed To Protect College Students in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic by Antoinette Flores (CAP)
- How Betsy DeVos Failed Colleges and Students in Implementing the CARES Act by Ben Miller (CAP)
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