OCA Disappointed With Supreme Court’s Failure to Reconsider DACA+/DAPA Case
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Posted by: Nick Lee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4 October 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is disappointed with the failure of the Supreme Court to rehear the case on the President’s relief programs for undocumented immigrants.
On Monday, the Supreme Court denied the President’s request for a rehearing on his immigrant relief programs that would have expanded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) program and created the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. This decision follows a 4-4 decision this past June that upheld a lower court’s stop to the programs.
“Immigration reform is among the most important issues of our time, yet the Supreme Court has treated this case with routine disregard and ultimately failed to step in when their voice was needed,” said Leslie Moe-Kaiser, OCA National President. “As some of the most vulnerable individuals in America today, undocumented immigrants are still in dire need of relief from our nation’s failed immigration policies that seek to deport them and destroy their lives. President Obama’s executive action programs would have provided this relief, but due to judicial obstruction at every level, the implementation of these programs has been stopped. This latest instance of obstruction is simply a continuation of the many failures of our judicial system to promote fairness and justice for immigrants.”
This latest development does not impact the original DACA program, now in its fourth year. That program continues to provide temporary work permits and relief from deportation to immigrants brought to this country as children. For more information on how to apply, please visit USCIS.gov.
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs).
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