Texas v. U.S.: NILC Applauds DOJ Decision to Appeal

November 10, 2015

Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822, [email protected]

National Immigration Law Center Applauds Justice Department Decision to Seek Supreme Court Review in Texas v. U.S.

NEW ORLEANS — Following news today that the U.S. Department of Justice has chosen to appeal a federal appeals court ruling that blocked implementation of executive actions to provide work permits and protection from deportation to as many as five million undocumented immigrants, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement:

“This swift decision from the Department of Justice to appeal the flawed ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit means the only thing standing between millions of immigrants and relief from constant fear and uncertainty are the nine justices on the Supreme Court.

“It’s now up to the Supreme Court to put the remaining legal questions to rest so that the over 5 million U.S. citizen children whose parents are eligible for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) can finally have stability and be free from the fear that they will one day be separated from their parents.”

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