The Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a press conference at Pomona City Hall (505 S. Garey Ave.) just as soon as the Supreme Court makes a decision on the Executive Order on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Expanded DACA). The decision might be released as early as this coming Monday. We will call people immediately after the decision is released and meet at Pomona City Hall (505 S. Garey) to speak with the press regarding the Supreme Court decision. We are calling on all Roundtable members and allies to get ready by contacting key people that you can bring to the press conference. Please do that now. As soon as we know when the decision has been released, we will send out an e-mail and also make phone calls. At the press conference, we will respond to the decision and need your support.
As you know, DAPA/Expanded DAPA could benefit up to five million undocumented immigrants who, if it passes, will be eligible for deportation protection and a three-year work permit. This includes immigrant parents who have lived in the U. S. for at least five years and have children who either were born in the U. S. or are legal permanent residents. The program will also allow immigrants who arrived as children before Jan. 1, 2010 to become eligible — expanding the program beyond the original June 15, 2007 cutoff date.