We just received word that the vote on DAPA by the Supreme Court was a 4 – 4 deadlock. Join us for a press conference on Friday at 11 A. M. at Pomona City Hall.
Contact: Jose Calderon (909) 952-1640
Madeline Rios (909) 263-4579
Angela Sanbrano (323) 371-7305
Who: Latino/a Roundtable and partners
What: The Latino and Latina Roundtable will be holding a press conference
When: Friday, June 24th 11:00 a.m.
Where: at Pomona City Hall 505 S. Garey Avenue Pomona, CA
Why: Latino/a Roundtable response to 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 Supreme Court of the United States ruled 4 to 4 on US v. Texas. In other words, the ruling means that DAPA and DACA Expansion programs will not be moving forward until we go back to the beginning and start all over again to get back to the Supreme Court. With sadness but resolve we have learned that the Supreme Court rejected President Obama’s executive order for Deferred Action for Parents and Lawfully Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the Expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Expanded DACA). Claudia Bedolla from the Latino and Latina Roundtable stated, “DAPA didn’t happen and with that the opportunity for our families to have a better life has again been DENIED”. As you know, DAPA/Expanded DACA 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, since before January 1, 2010 and have children who either were born in the U. S. or are legal permanent residents. The program would of 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.