Immigrants to Gather Outside Supreme Court as Justices Debate Whether to Hear Immigration Relief Case

Posted January 13, 2016 /

For Immediate Release:

Contact:

María José Sandoval,

301-717-4492

msandoval@wearecasa.org

 

Immigrants to Gather Outside Supreme Court as Justices Debate Whether to Hear Immigration Relief Case

 

WHAT:    Rally and Press Conference at SCOTUS on first day of DAPA/DACA hearing to “Give the Gift of Family”

WHERE:  U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE. Washington, DC 20543

WHEN:    Friday, January 15th |11:00 am

WHO:      CASA, Activists, impacted families and more

 

(Washington, D.C.) —This Friday at 11:00 AM, CASA will hold a Rally and Press Conference outside the Supreme Court as Justices debates whether to grant cert in a case that will decide the fate of almost 5 million undocumented immigrations. The event will feature impacted families that, should the Court grant cert and decide in favor of the US Government, will be able to apply for relief from deportation.

 

More than one year ago, President Obama announced administrative relief for additional DREAMers and parents of US citizen and Legal Permanent Resident children to apply for deferred action and obtain work permits.  That program was halted before getting started by 26 Governors who filed a lawsuit (now US v. Texas) claiming the President lacked the authority to grant the relief. In a delayed decision broadly decried as politically motivated, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in early November affirmed the lower court’s decision throwing out the program. The case now appears on the calendar this Friday for internal debate by the Justices to decide whether Cert will be granted and the program provided a final opportunity to thrive.

 

At Friday’s rally, immigrants, community leaders, and faith leaders will call on the Justices to restore the program and grant relief for millions.

 

 

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