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Fresno City Council Votes To Support DACA Cases Going Before The Supreme Court

Fresno will join more than 40 other cities across the country in a legal brief that supports three Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals cases going before the Supreme Court in November. The Fresno City Council voted Thursday to be listed in the Amicus brief that supports the plaintiffs in the DACA cases. Gary Bredefeld was the only council member to vote against the resolution and argued the program isn’t legal because it was created by executive order, instead of Congress. “I have tremendous sympathy for people who are here and didn’t come here of their own volition and are making their dreams come true, that’s what makes this country great,” he said. “But we either follow the laws or we don’t and picking and choosing isn’t the way to go and the fact is people are here illegally and we have to acknowledge that.” Two years ago President Trump issued an order to wind down the Obama-era program that gives people brought to the U.S as children work permits and protection from
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