OCA Joins Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama’s Immigration Actions
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Posted by: Nick Lee
OCA and More than 150 Civil, Labor, and Immigrants’ Rights Groups Join Amicus Brief in Support of President Obama’s Immigration Actions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 April 2015
Michael W. Kwan | National President
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates has joined an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief filed yesterday. This brief was one of several that supported the Obama administration’s immigration actions.
On February 16, 2015, a federal district court blocked implementation of a planned expansion of the program Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that would have allowed certain immigrants who arrived as children to apply for deportation relief and work authorization. The court also blocked the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program that would have allowed certain immigrant parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to apply for the same relief. This filing comes in advance of oral arguments set to take place on April 17 on a request for an emergency stay of a lower court injunction in that case, which, if successful, would allow the programs to continue planned expansion.
"The result of the Court's decision will cause further delay and stress on an immigration system overburdened to the point of collapse,” said Michael W. Kwan, OCA National President. “In joining the amicus brief, OCA hopes to expedite a resolution which leads to comprehensive reform of the immigration system. On behalf of hundreds of thousands of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, we remain hopeful that the judiciary, Congress and the President will not continue to neglect their responsibilities to replace this broken system with one which values human life, recognizes contributions made to the community and creates a clear and concise path to citizenship or residency."
OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.
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