NPA: Disappointed, But Not Waiting

CONTACTS: Jacob Swenson-Lengyel, jacob@npa-us.org312.316.3973


Chicago, IL -- National People's Action is disappointed but not surprised at the 2-1 decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a federal judge's injunction blocking the expansion of President Obama's Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and expansion of the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

This decision by a conservative court impacts the lives of millions of families, keeping them in a state of limbo. But make no mistake: we will not stand by and simply wait. Together, we will continue to push and agitate for justice. We will keep organizing until the Supreme Court makes a decision in 2016 and we encourage the Department of Justice to pursue every possible means to preserve and launch what is in reality a practical and legal program that would keep millions of families together.

The power of the immigrants rights movement grows every single day. We will wage that power at the ballot box and will hold politicians accountable for the positions they take on DAPA, DACA, and the spread of anti-immigrant hatred. This is much more than a lawsuit against President Obama. It is a lawsuit against American kids and families. We will not forget that.

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National People's Action is a network of 29 grassroots organizations in 18 states working together to advance a racial and economic justice agenda for a new economy and true democracy.