NACCS Joins Amicus Brief - SCOTUS Deferred Action Case

03/09/2016

More than 300 organizations urge Supreme Court
to lift injunction in case of U.S. v. Texa
s

NACCS has  signed onto an amicus brief filed on March 8th by a diverse coalition of educators and children advocates in United States v. Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court case that will review the President’s administrative relief programs for those who would qualify for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Thanks to the excellent outreach efforts led by Alvaro Huerta at NILC, the brief includes 76 signatories.

The amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to lift the injunction that was put in place by a Texas federal district court and upheld by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief states that DACA and DAPA "have the potential to prove the health and well-being of children and, by helping to keep millions of immigrant families together, they can improve the future prosperity of the United States."

The brief outlines how implementation of the administrative relief programs would benefit the lives of American families and millions of people who contribute significantly to local communities. It also provides concrete examples of parents and individuals who would be able to further strengthen our communities and economy if the temporary programs were to take effect.

In advance of the April 18th oral arguments, impacted community members and advocates, business and faith leaders, elected officials, law enforcement and other civil rights organization also filed a series of briefs this week demonstrating the strong support for the DAPA and DACA+ programs.

For additional information on this effort see http://www.fightforfamilies.org/  

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