FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2015
Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822, [email protected]
Obama Administration Files Formal Request for Supreme Court Review of Executive Actions on Immigration
WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Justice formally filed its request, known as a petition for writ of certiorari, for the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that temporarily blocks implementation of President Obama’s executive initiatives that would provide work permits and protection from deportation to as many as five million undocumented immigrants. The Obama administration’s request that the Supreme Court review the case, Texas, et al. v. United States, et al., comes on the one-year anniversary of the president’s announcement of the initiatives.
Marielena Hincapié, NILC’s executive director, issued the following statement:
“One year ago, immigrant communities and parents seeking a better life for their children celebrated as the president announced new protections that would provide relief from uncertainty and constant fear of deportation. Immigrant parents, workers, students, and youth fought hard to obtain this significant policy victory.
“Unfortunately, one year later immigrant families continue to live with the fear of deportation and a level of insecurity that has a devastating effect on their children. We are determined to see these important protections become a reality. With this swift filing by the Department of Justice for Supreme Court review, the Court has plenty of time to hear the case this term and provide stability to the millions of families stuck in legal limbo.”
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