On Sunday afternoon, a group of determined Dreamers arrived at the Supreme Court ahead of Tuesday’s hearings on three consolidated cases related to DACA. Over 18 days, they walked some 230 miles from Battery Park in view of the Statue of Liberty to the Supreme Court, to be here and to be heard.
On arrival, they broke through a symbolic crepe paper finish line when they reached the Court.
Emotions were running high at the end of their long journey. Circumstances beyond their control leave these Dreamers and their families in limbo yet they live in a country they love and call home because it is the only one they know. All afternoon, the marchers and people who met them at the Court shared their stories and pain and hope.
DACA Hearing Day
Two days later, on Tuesday while the DACA cases were being argued inside the Court, there was a huge rally outside which eventually took over the whole area in front of the Court and First Street.
It was a cold and rainy day, but that didn’t stop anyone.
The butterfly, a powerful symbol of migration adopted by the Dreamers, was seen everywhere.
Authors: Karen Ramsey and Victoria Pickering. All photos are copyright to them.
Now that the balance has shifted at the Supreme Court, it’s not looking good for these kids. I think all the conservatives have remarked that they always thought DACA was unconstitutional.
Here’s to hoping that the justices think very carefully over their months of deliberations on these critical cases.
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