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DACA recipients claim violation of 'due process.' What does that really mean?




According to the State Bar of California, less than half of all applicants taking the test passed this summer, a 7-point drop from the previous year.
According to the State Bar of California, less than half of all applicants taking the test passed this summer, a 7-point drop from the previous year.
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The key to a lawsuit filed yesterday by six DACA recipients is that ending the program violates their right to due process.

We hear that term a lot. But most of us aren't really clear on the concept.

UCLA Law's Adam Winkler explains that due process is at the heart of our legal system. It's a basic tenet which says the government can't deny or remove people's rights capriciously. 

Click the blue bar above to hear Winkler break down the concept, and explain why it is important, not just in the DACA suit, but for insuring the government doesn't violate basic rights and liberties.