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LAST DAY of activities in support of DAPA/DACA
WHAT: “Fight for Families” “at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the president’s immigration initiatives.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2016
WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
WHO: DAPA/DACA-eligible families, members of our working centers, people affected by DAPA/DACA, religious leaders
Washington DC _April 21, 2016 _ Events in support of President Barack Obama’s orders to keep immigrant families together through executive action conclude Friday with a vigil at the steps of the Supreme Court, held as the Justices deliberate on the arguments heard this week.
While inside the courthouse eight justices will be discussing all of the week’s cases and voting their decision, outside the courthouse immigrant-rights advocates will remind the Justices and the public of the extremely difficult toll that deportation has on immigrant families.
More than 5 million immigrants could be affected if the President’s rules are allowed to take place.
The Court heard oral argument Monday on the deferred action initiatives, known as DAPA and expanded DACA. According to court insiders, the vote on this case will take place Friday following a brief speech by each of the judge’s regarding their opinion on the case.
For CASA members this will be the last opportunity to try to influence judges before the vote.
At 10 a.m. Friday CASA’s Adult Education and Employment & Workforce Development is bringing its entire operations in front of the Supreme Court. Workers will recreate their daily routines and highlight the importance and contributions of manual laborers to our economy.
“We want to show what kind of work we do,” said Lindolfo Carballo, one of the event’s organizers.
At 2 p.m. Virginia members, some of whom would be directly affected by a favorable decision, will speak about the hardships of those facing deportation and disintegration of their families.
The evening will conclude at 3 p.m. with a vigil lead by Rev. Marco Grimaldo to pray for the plight of immigrants everywhere.
The announcement of the decision is expected in June.