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La Corte Suprema de Justicia dictaminó este jueves que el gobierno de Donald Trump no puede proceder de inmediato con su plan para poner fin a DACA, un programa que protege de la deportación a unos 700,000 jóvenes inmigrantes conocidos como dreamers y que en su mayoría entraron al país ilegalmente siendo menores de edad.
El fallo 5-4 fue escrito por el magistrado y jefe del máximo tribunal John Roberts y se unió a los jueces Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer y Sonia Sotomayor.
El Supremo argumentó que la iniciativa de la Casa Blanca de poner fin a DACA estaba mal argumentada. “Nosotros solamente nos enfocamos en si la agencia (el gobierno) cumplió con los requisitos de procedimientos para dar una explicación razonable por sus acciones”, dice el dictamen redactado por Roberts.
El presidente del máximo tribunal de justicia del país dijo que el Poder Ejecutivo no siguió los procedimientos requeridos por la ley y no sopesó adecuadamente cómo afectaría la finalización del programa a quienes llegaron a confiar en sus protecciones contra la deportación y la capacidad de trabajar legalmente.
“No decidimos si DACA o su rescisión es una política bien fundamentada”, escribió Roberts para dejar claro que el fallo de este jueves tiene que ver más con la validez de los argumentos de la Casa Blanca para pedir el fin del programa, considerado por algunos expertos como una de las políticas migratorias más exitosas de la última década.
Trump arremete contra la decisión
El presidente reaccionó vía Twitter indicando que la decisión es un “disparo en la cara de la gente que se considera republicana o conservadora”, criticando al juez Roberts, un magistrado considerado conservador, pero que tiende a servir de balanza en decisiones clave.
Pero tras la decisión, el mandatario “básicamente no puede terminarlo (el programa) por ahora porque se hizo incorrectamente”, dijo José Guerrero, un abogado de inmigración que ejerce en Miami, Florida.
El National Immigration Law Center (NILC), que demandó a Trump por cancelar el programa, dijo que la decisión de la Corte representa una victoria y que los poco más de 640,000 dreamers amparados por el programa podrán permancer y trabajar legalmente en Estados Unidos.
La decisión 5-4 se produce en el 8vo Aniversario del programa y en medio de la crisis causada por la pandemia de covid-19, que llevó al máximo tribunal de justicia a cancelar audiencias orales para evitar la propagación del virus.
A mediados de abril, la Corte anunció que consideraría en su decisión los aportes de miles de dreamers en la lucha para contener la pandemia para decidir el fututo sobre la Acción Diferida de 2012 (DACA).
DACA fue puesto en vigor el 15 de agosto de 2012 y frena temporalmente las deportaciones de unos 700,000 jóvenes indocumentados que ingresaron al país antes de cumplir los 16 años y se les conoce como dreamers. Incluye una autorización de empleo renovable cada dos años documento que, además, les permite gestionar un número de Seguro Social.
El golpe contra DACA en 2017
El 5 de septiembre de 2017 el entonces fiscal general, Jeff Sessions, siguiendo instrucciones de Trump, eliminó el programa. Cuatro meses después, una corte de San Francisco (California) determinó que la cancelación de DACA fue una decisión “caprichosa y arbitraria” y ordenó que fuera restablecido tal y como se encontraba el 4 de septiembre de 2017, excepto para dreamers que antes no se habían registrado. Otros tres fallos similares confirmaron la vigencia del programa, entre ellos la Corte de Apelaciones del 4º Circuito que le dio la razón a los defensores del beneficio migratorio.
El dictamen le abrió las puertas al gobierno de Trump para acudir a la Corte Suprema, pedirle que revisara las sentencias de los tribunales inferiores y cancelara la protección, tal como lo estableció Sessions en 2017. En noviembre, la Corte Suprema escuchó los argumentos orales de las partes.
Mientras aguardaban el fallo, las principales organizaciones que agrupan dreamers permanecían en vela esperando la decisión de la corte.
´“Esta emergencia de salud pública por el coronavirus ha vuelto todo más difícil”, dijo Giancarla Rojas, una activista dreamer de FDW.us. “Muchos soñadores ya han perdido sus trabajos en empresas y sectores que se han visto golpeados por la pandemia”.
FWD.us, es un grupo de presión integrado por líderes de la comunidad tecnológica, entre ellos Mark Zukerberg, fundador de la red social Facebook; Reid Hoffman, fundador de Linkedln; Erick Schmidt, presidente de Google; y Drew Houston, fundador de Dropbox, entre otros.
Una encuesta publicada la semana pasada por FWD.us y elaborada por Moore Information Group reveló que la mayoría de los votantes, tanto demócratas como republicanos, apoyan DACA y se oponen a que sea cancelado.
Updated at 11:34 a.m. ET
A narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court extended a life-support line to some 650,000 so-called DREAMers on Thursday, allowing them to remain safe from deportation for now, while the Trump administration jumps through the administrative hoops that the court said are required before ending the program.
The vote was 5-4 with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the decisive fifth vote that sought to bridge the liberal and conservative wings of the court.
Roberts and the court’s four liberal justices said the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was arbitrary and capricious under the Administrative Procedure Act. (Read the decision here.)
In his opinion, Roberts wrote: “The appropriate recourse is therefore to remand to DHS so that it may reconsider the problem anew.”
President Trump dismissed the ruling as “politically charged,” turning it into a rallying cry for the 2020 election and the opportunity to appoint more conservative justices. The DACA decision follows another major ruling earlier in the week that granted employment protections for LGBTQ people.
Begun in 2012, the DACA program gave temporary protection from deportation to qualified individuals brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Under the program, the DREAMers were allowed to work legally and apply for college loans if they met certain requirements and passed a background check.
President Trump sought to end the program shortly after he took office, maintaining that it was illegal and unconstitutional from the start.
But he was blocked by the lower courts and appealed to the Supreme Court, where Thursday the justices divided over both substance and timing.
The muddled state of play likely prevents the administration from enacting any plans to begin deportations immediately, but there is little doubt that should Trump be reelected, the second-term president almost certainly would seek to end the program.
Justice Clarence Thomas, in his dissent, wrote: “Today’s decision must be recognized for what it is: an effort to avoid a politically controversial but legally correct decision.”
The court’s decision presents a particularly delicate political problem for congressional Republicans just months before the national election in November.
DACA has been an enormously popular program, with public opinion polls showing widespread support for it among Democrats, independents and Republicans.
DACA recipients have gotten advanced degrees; they have started businesses; they have bought houses and had children who are U.S. citizens; and 90% have jobs. Indeed, 29,000 are health care professionals, working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.
El departamento de salud del Condado de Clark creo un video en español con pasos de como protegerse y prevenirse del COVID19.
The Clark County Health department created a video in Spanish with simple tips on how to protect themselves from COVID19
Todos debemos ser contados (CENSO 2020) Video
Governor Announces Orders To Reopen Certain Facilities
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the reopening of certain facilities including certain entertainment facilities with health and safety restrictions.
“As I’ve said, Ohioans are able to do two things at once. We can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safely reopen our economy. It is up to each of us to do what we can to keep each other safe and choose to keep six feet of social distance, wear masks, and maintain good hand hygiene.” said Governor DeWine. “The threat of COVID-19 remains and while it’s our responsibility to keep each other safe, business owners and employees should do their part to ensure customers visit safely, by cleaning and sanitizing surfaces regularly.”
Day camps and residential camps may open at any time. Entertainment venues listed below may open beginning June 10th if they are able to follow Retail, Consumer, Service & Entertainment Guidelines and other applicable additional guidance:
- Art galleries
- Country clubs
- Ice skating rinks
- Indoor family entertainment centers
- Indoor sports facilities
- Laser tag facilities
- Movie theaters (indoor)
- Playgrounds (outdoor)
- Public recreation centers
- Roller skating rinks
- Social clubs
- Trampoline parks
Health orders will be posted on coronavirus.ohio.gov when available.
By Natalya Daoud | May 1, 2020 at 3:20 PM EDT – Updated May 1 at 4:12 PM
DAYTON, Ohio (FOX19) – Premier Health, Fidelity Health Care, and the University of Dayton have partnered together to test people who want to know if they were previously infected with COVID-19.
Starting Monday, May 4, COVID-19 IgG antibody testing will be offered without a doctor’s order by CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, a clinical laboratory based in Southwest Ohio.
Health officials say the test will determine who can donate convalescent plasma to help COVID-19 patients fight the virus or for those who are curious to see if they had the virus earlier this year.
CompuNet is using Abbott testing which received Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
“Our goal is to expand access to providers and to individuals through this partnership, as well as help patients answer questions they might have about whether they were potentially infected at some point with COVID-19,” Dr. Joe Allen, regional medical director with Premier Health, said.
Antibody testing is not for people who believe they have an active COVID-19 infection.
The collection site at the University of Dayton Arena will only provide tests related to COVID-19.
People who would like to know if they have been previously infected with COVID-19 should either contact their health care provider to discuss the need for antibody testing or may visit the collection site at UD Arena to order the test.
Anyone going for an antibody test should wear a mask if they have one.
The site is located in the UD Arena parking lot at 1801 Edwin C. Moses Blvd. The hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To order the SARS CoV2 IgG antibody test directly from CompuNet, people (age 18 years or older) may print an order form at compunetlab.com (in the COVID-19 section), fill it out, and bring it to the collection site. No appointment is necessary.
The test costs $65 and payment is due at the time of service using a credit card. CompuNet cannot bill insurance companies for the patient-ordered direct access test.
Test results will be available through CompuNet’s patient portal, My Labs Now, within a couple of days, or by mail within ten days.
Officials stress that testing positive for the IgG antibody does not necessarily imply immunity from COVID-19.
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
OHIOANS PROTECTING OHIOANS URGENT HEALTH ADVISORY:
Governor DeWine today released details of the new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory” which replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020.
“Ohioans take care of Ohioans because that is at the core of who we are, and that is how we are going to save our economy,” said Governor DeWine. “What this comes down to now is that each of us has a responsibility to each other to slow the spread. No other time in our lives will our individual actions play a greater role in saving lives.”
The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with limited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible. The order does not change the mass gathering restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit.
The new health advisory also lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio. Unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged.
In addition, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not recovered, those who are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19, and those who are exhibiting the symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, remain prohibited from entering the state of Ohio unless they are doing so under medical orders for purposes of medical care, are being transported by emergency medical services EMS, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for the purposes of initial care, or are a permanent resident of Ohio.
OHIO BWC TO PROVIDE FACE COVERINGS TO EMPLOYERS:
Governor DeWine announced today that the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) will begin distributing at least 2 million non-medical-grade face coverings to Ohio employers who are covered by BWC.
Public and private employers that participate in the State Insurance Fund will receive a package from BWC containing at least 50 face coverings. These packages will be shipped in batches beginning tomorrow.
The masks, which are intended to support and enhance any workforce safety and health efforts businesses already have in place, are funded through BWC’s existing budget and will not impact any premiums.
CURRENT OHIO DATA:
There are 28,952 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 1,720 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 5,117 people have been hospitalized, including 1,357 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Video of today’s full update, including versions with foreign language closed captioning, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel’s YouTube page.
For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
Reopening Dates Set For Child Care, Gyms, Campgrounds, More
Ohio child care providers will be cleared to reopen at the end of the month, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday.
The governor set May 31 as the day for reopening child care providers under sanitation guidelines and limited classroom sizes set by the administration.
“Our goal is very simple,” the governor said during his regular media briefing on the coronavirus. “That is to do everything we can to protect the children in child care, the workers and all the families. We want to have the safest child care system in the nation, one that nurtures the health and continued growth and development of our young people and one that protects the health and safety of our workers and teachers.”
Classroom sizes will be limited to nine for preschool and school-age children and to six for infants and toddlers, said Joni Close, president of the Sisters of Charity of Canton. Field trips won’t happen, and equipment and common areas will be cleaned repeatedly.
“Cleaning is the word of the day,” she said.
While providers reopen, the state will be studying child care to identify best practices, the governor said.
The state will use more than $60 million in federal CARES Act dollars to support child care providers, he said.
Lt. Governor Jon Husted said day camps will also be cleared to reopen May 31, with details to come.
Campgrounds will be allowed to reopen May 21, he said.
Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices will reopen May 26, although Lt. Gov. Husted urged Ohioans to use online services if possible. Delays in license renewal deadlines remain in effect.
Gyms, fitness centers, non-contact sports leagues and pools can also reopen May 26 under state guidance, he said. Horse racing can resume May 22, although spectators will be prohibited and casinos and racinos remain closed.
The Department of Health on Thursday reported the state’s cases now total 26,357, including probable cases, and deaths now total 1,534, including probable cases. A total of 4,718 Ohioans have been hospitalized during the crisis, with 1,268 in the intensive care unit.
The state saw an increase of 636 cases, 51 deaths and 100 hospitalizations in the last 24 hours, ODH said.
Gym guidelines: Information is forthcoming. Please note that some of these guidelines will not be posted online until Friday, May 15 but I will provide what is available as of around 4:40 PM on Thursday, May 14
COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: Dan Tierney: 614-644-0957 Breann Almos: 614-799-6480
COVID-19 Update: Pandemic EBT, Additional
Services to Reopen, Staying Connected
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr.
Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today provided the following COVID-19 updates.
PANDEMIC EBT PLAN:
Governor DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (OJFS)
has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture for its Pandemic EBT
plan. The Pandemic EBT program was included in the Families First Coronavirus Response
Act of 2020.
The approval will allow OJFS to distribute SNAP benefits to 850,000 students across Ohio
who relied on free or reduced-price meal programs when school was in session to have access
to a hot, nutritious meal. The benefits will be mailed directly to students, and families do
not need to apply to be eligible.
Families will receive approximately $300 to purchase healthy and nutritious foods to feed their
children. These benefits amount to more than $250 million that will go to our grocery stores
and other eligible retailers.
MASSAGE THERAPY, ACUPUNCTURE, COSMETIC THERAPY:
Lt. Governor Husted announced today that sectors licensed by the State Medical Board of
Ohio, including massage therapy, acupuncture, cosmetic therapy will be permitted to reopen
on May 15 with the implementation of proper safety measures.
To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, the State Medical
Board of Ohio worked with members of Governor DeWine’s Personal Services Advisory
Group and the Ohio Department of Health to create a detailed list of guidelines and best
practices for these service providers to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended
best practices can be found at coronaviurs.ohio.gov.
TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING SERVICES: Tattoo and body piercing services will also be permitted to reopen on May 15 with the implementation of proper safety measures. To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine’s Personal Services Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for these service providers to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at coronaviurs.ohio.gov. OLDER ADULTS – STAYING CONNECTED: To help ensure that older Ohioans stay connected while staying at home, Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy announced a new service today that will provide a daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. The Staying Connected program will call older adults who sign up for the service during a predetermined window of time. When participants answer the phone, they will be asked to respond via touch-tone to confirm that they are OK or to access live support. If no one answers after three attempts, a call is then made to an alternate contact (if provided) or to non-emergency services. The service can be canceled at any time. “Especially during this very challenging time, we encourage older Ohioans to sign up for the Ohio Department of Aging’s Staying Connected phone program. This program will help reduce isolation and support the health and well-being of older adults in our state,” said Robert Cornwell, Executive Director, Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association. Eligible Ohioans can sign up at aging.ohio.gov or by calling 1-800-266-4346. Staying Connected is not an emergency response service, and participants should always use 911 or their emergency response system if they are injured or in need of emergency assistance. CURRENT OHIO DATA: There are 25,250 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 1,436 confirmed and probable COVID-19 deaths. A total of 4,539 people have been hospitalized, including 1,232 admissions to intensive care units. In-depth data can be accessed by visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov. Video of today’s full update, including versions with foreign language closed captioning, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel’s YouTube page. For more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.