Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review President Obama's executive orders on immigration. The Court will decide in April whether millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, or whose children are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, will receive working papers and protection from deportation.
The Supreme Court will decide the future of the immigration programs President Obama enacted in November 2014, sometimes called "DAPA and DACA plus," "deferred action" or "executive action."
The Supreme Court is set to hear the case, United States v. Texas, in late April and a decision is expected in late June.
During these uncertain times, we want to remind our members of a few key points:
- This case does not apply to everyone without papers, only those who qualify for the specific programs.
- The Court has NOT yet decided whether these programs are legal, and the government is NOT accepting applications for DAPA and DACA plus. Do NOT give money to anyone who says they can help you apply for these programs.
The decision on executive action will affect the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants and their families. For far too long, the well-being of our African families has been held captive by Congress' inaction on immigration reform. ACT strongly supports executive action, we believe it is legal--and we want Congress to go further and pass real immigration relief for our communities.
If you have any questions about what this case means for you, if you want to prepare for the decision, or if you want to join us in continuing the fight for real immigration reform, please contact ACT directly, or join us at our monthly membership meeting. ACT will be covering this case closely and updating our members regularly.
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