Immigrants to Gather Outside Supreme Court Honoring Start of Easter Week and Seeking
WHAT: Immigrants and Faith Leaders Gather Outside Supreme Court to Mark One Month Countdown to Arguments in US v Texas
WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE. Washington, DC 20543
WHEN: Friday, March 18th |11:00 am
WHO: Members of the Faith Community, CASA, Activists, Impacted Families and more
(Washington, D.C.) —This Friday at 11:00 AM, Immigrants will hold a Rally and
Press Conference outside the Supreme Court to mark the one-month countdown to the date when the Justices will hear arguments in US v Texas and decide whether to provide justice to millions of immigrant families. To mark the upcoming Easter Holiday; faith leaders and congregants representing twenty-one parishes will unfurl a series of beautiful banners representing their faith communities and the stories of their congregants who qualify for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program. Speakers will include impacted families that, should the Court 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 Supreme Court decided to review the lower court decision in January and the case now is set for deliberations in April.
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