HUMAN RIGHTS HEARING ON CANCELLATION OF DACA AND TPS

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On February 27, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a preeminent regional human rights body that is part of the Organization of American States, held a hearing focused on the human rights situation of persons affected by the cancellation of TPS (Temporary Protected Status) and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in the United States. 

Video of the hearing is available here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spWOoQ7H8nk

Submissions are available from:

Participants included:

  • U.S Government Representatives
  • Francisco Quintana, Program Director, CEJIL
  • Yanira Arias, Campaign Manager, Alianza Americas
  • Lorella Praeli, Director of Immigration Policy & Campaigns, ACLU
  • Sarah Mehta, Human Rights Researcher, ACLU

In 2017, the Commission held a hearing on the impact of the Trump administration’s executive orders on human rights in the United States. The U.S. government was absent from this hearing. 

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