CASA Demands Justice for Tens of Thousands of Families Waiting for President Obama’s Administrative Relief to be ImplementedPosted May 18, 2015 /
For Immediate Release:
What: Press Conference
Where: Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore
When: Tuesday, May 19th | 10:00am
(Baltimore, MD) – On Tuesday, CASA along with other activist groups across the nation will commemorate the 180th day after President Obama announced relief to hundreds of thousands of working families through executive action. Implementation has been on hold since hard-right Republicans filed a lawsuit stop the action in a Texas court.
Immigrant families are part of the thread that holds America, by blocking immigrant-working families from an immigration relief, it only undermines the foundation on which this nation was built.
“We will not stop demanding justice for thousands of families who still live in the shadows” said Gustavo Torres, Executive Director of CASA “It is unacceptable that our families have to live in fear of deportation, to be separated from their families and still are a vital component to our economy, our society, our home and our nation.”
On this National Day of Immigrant Justice, FIRM groups will participate in various events to call attention to the delays in administrative relief and will call on court officials and lawmakers to #Fight4DAPA and #RestoreRelief. Groups holding events this week are based in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin. For more details, see www.StopSeparatingFamilies.org.
In the evening, CASA will be hosting an orientation to assist immigrant families in preparing for implementation once the program is allowed to move forward. The orientation, expected to attract hundreds, will be held at 7pm at 920 South George Street, York, Pennsylvania at a Unitarian Universalist Church.