For exactly 100 days, the intransigent, GOP-led Senate has not given President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee an up or down vote and our undocumented immigrant friends and loved ones are suffering for it.
We were heartbroken to find out this morning that the Supreme Court voted 4-4 on President Obama’s executive action on immigration. This tie vote upholds the lower court’s decision and puts on hold Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAPA and expanded DACA).
President Obama was trying to lend a hand to our undocumented brothers and sisters, who work hard, already pay taxes and are vulnerable to exploitation by giving more that 4 million undocumented immigrants in our nation deferred action.
This case will continue to be litigated and by the time is it finished we need to ensure that there will still be a Democrat in the White House, a new Senate Democratic Majority and ninth member of Supreme Court. And we need your hard work to make that happen.
Today, join local immigrant rights activists, including Workers Defense Project, at an immigration rally at 7 PM, in front of the Governor’s Mansion at 1010 Colorado St, just southwest of the Capitol.
Carisa Lopez, Coordinated Campaign Manager
Travis County Democratic Party