Supreme Court Blocks President Trump's Dreamers Move


Where do Dreamers turn now? (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Yesterday, the Supreme Court refused the Trump administration's desire to rescind protection for Dreamers — those brought to the United States illegally as children. Barack Obama's 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation has allowed Dreamers to live, attend school and work in the United States while being protected from deportation.

Trump, as part of his policy on undocumented immigrants, seeks to repeal DACA. His administration previously sought a repeal, but these attempts were blocked by both U.S. district and federal judges, with the district court ruling that the administration must keep DACA in place while constructing alternative, permanent legislation in regards to Dreamers.

Efforts to force Congress to act on DACA by including it in a bill that funded the Federal Government fell through earlier this month. For now, the program remains in limbo as the lower courts debate the legality of the potential repeal.

Georgia Republicans Retaliate After Delta Ends NRA Discount

Georgia Republicans are threatening to reject a bill that would end a state tax on jet fuel, which could save Atlanta-based Delta Airlines tens of millions of dollars if passed.

CNN reports, “‘We felt that it was wrong for them to single out one company,’ said Chuck Hufstetler, chairman of the state's Senate Finance Committee. Delta on Saturday announced that it would end discounted rates for National Rifle Association members.”

Hufstetler warned Delta that if they don’t reverse their NRA decision soon they would remove the tax break from the bill, which still needs to pass through the Senate to before it can be signed into law.

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Michelle Obama’s Memoir is 'Becoming' A Thing in November

A little over a year into the world we now call Trump’s America, many are challenged in finding inspiration or guidance from a place of trust. Not for much longer, however. Sunday night, former First Lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to announce the release date of her upcoming memoir, Becoming: November 13, 2018.

“I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to be whoever they aspire to be,” she wrote. “I can’t wait to share my story.” CMN's Nina Clev has more details on the book.

Monica Lewinsky Says #MeToo

Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern most famous for her affair with former president Bill Clinton (and subsequent federal investigation), penned an essay for Vanity Fair about the affair's long-term effects on her life, and her re-contextualization of it in the anti-sexual harassment and assault #MeToo movement.

In the essay, she speaks about the amount of negative press attention she received, and of "feeling alone" after being investigated and denounced by Clinton.

CMN's Mary Dolan has more details in her report.

Last But Not Least: Everything You Need to Know About Upcoming Student Protests

A wave of student activism has been rolling across the U.S. since the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Valentine’s Day. And while some school districts have indicated they will punish any students who walkout or participate, many colleges and universities have said that protesting will no have effect on students who apply to their schools.

Three national protests are scheduled in the upcoming weeks, as students look to turn a school shooting tragedy into meaningful political and social change.

CMN has everything you need to know about them in our full report.
This Morning Scoop was compiled by Natalia Kolenko, Nina Clev, Mary Dolan, and the CMN Staff. Two days left in February, but we're thinking March Madness already.