SRCD Joins Other Child Health Experts in Support of Amicus Describing Traumatic Impact of DACA Rescission on Recipients’ Children
SRCD joined three dozen organizations and leaders in filing an amicus brief (appendix here), asking the Supreme Court to consider the impact of rescinding DACA on beneficiaries’ children, who are U.S. citizens. Oral arguments are scheduled for November 12, 2019.
Kenneth A. Dodge, Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies at Duke University and President of the Society for Research in Child Development said, “As the nation’s leading developmental science organization, the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) is proud to strongly support this amicus brief. The science unequivocally points to the termination of DACA as having long-lasting and negative effects on future generations of Americans, particularly children.”
The amicus brief with appendix was filed in United States Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California; Donald J. Trump, President of the United States v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and Kirsten M. Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security v. Martin Jonathan Batalla Vidal [consolidated cases]. It was co-authored by Persyn Law & Policy and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP for the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Law and Social Policy, and other children’s advocacy organizations, medical professionals, and child development experts. Quotes from these organizations and experts, including SRCD, can be accessed here.
Read a press release about the brief from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).