LULAC Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Hear Challenge to President Obama's Immigration Executive Actions
January 19, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to grant cert in the case of United States v. Texas. The case will determine the constitutionality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration that expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
“We are gratified by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of President Obama's executive actions on immigration,” said LULAC National President Roger C. Rocha, Jr. “DACA and DAPA were designed to provide legal status and work permits to undocumented immigrants who want to earn an honest living and provide for their families.”
The decision could impact as many as 5 million undocumented people who entered the U.S. as children or who have children who are American citizens.
“We have full confidence that the Supreme Court will find that the executive actions are in fact constitutional,” said LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes. “Such a finding will enable the orders to go into effect and provide relief to the millions of individuals whose only wish is to participate in the American dream.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.