Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) suggested United States Supreme Court rulings must take into account the impact on illegal aliens shielded from deportation by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
During the second day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Harris suggested that roughly 800,000 DACA illegal aliens need to be considered in the rulings of justices.
Harris cited the recent case where the Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s effort to end the DACA program as an instance where justices kept in mind how their decision would impact DACA illegal aliens.
Then, Harris pitched a question to Barret as to whether she considers people involved in a particular case when issuing a ruling. The exchange went as follows:
Harris: Supreme Court justices routinely consider the consequences of their decisions on peoples’ lives. Earlier this year, the Supreme Court rule against President Trump in