NACCS Joins Amicus Brief - SCOTUS Deferred Action Case
More than 300 organizations urge Supreme Court
to lift injunction in case of U.S. v. Texas
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/