On June 23, 2016, the Supreme Court had an opportunity to provide millions of immigrant families with peace of mind knowing that their families would not be torn apart. Instead, today’s decision failed to give families this basic guarantee.
Unfortunately, DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) remain blocked after today’s split decision. While today’s outcome is deeply disappointing, it does not impact the original DACA 2012.
Nor does it impact our commitment to keep up the fight.
It’s not over. This movement will not stop until every member of our community can live with dignity and without fear of deportation. Come November, we must make sure the voters in our families hold accountable those politicians who have stood in the way of families with their anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric.
Today is an injustice, but tomorrow we will vote.
Join us for a press conference today at 11 a.m. in Fresno and San Jose:
Fresno: Robert E. Coyle Federal Building, 2500 Tulare St.
San Jose: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2020 E. San Antonio St.
Rocio Saenz, the Executive Vice President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), responded to the news:
“This is far from over. While the Supreme Court split decision failed to deliver justice for all of America’s families, our fight does not stop here.”