A demonstrator holding a sign outside the US Supreme Court reading, ‘I am American’ [Jonathan Ernst/Reuters]
Washington, DC – Immigrants who arrived in the United States as children protested outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, as justices heard oral arguments against terminating a programme that gave hundreds of thousands of young undocumented migrants job permits and protection from deportation.
On a wet and chilly morning, hundreds of recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme and their supporters chanted, banged on drums and held signs reading “home is here”. Organisers estimated that about 200 DACA recipients rallied outside the court. Many had camped outside of the court overnight, while another group marched for days in an effort to bring attention