The UFW and UFW Foundation joined the amicus brief in the case of Texas v The United States in Supreme Court

The UFW Foundation and UFW joined the amicus brief on the Texas v The United States Supreme Court case which will determine the future of President Obama’s immigration executive programs.

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, March 8, the UFW Foundation and the UFW joined a diverse coalition of 326 immigration, civil rights, labor and social service groups in the presentation of an amicus brief before the Supreme Court of the United States. This was an effort to lift the executive immigration actions announced by President Obama in November 2014.


"The UFW and UFW Foundation have joined our brothers and sisters in the immigration movement to ask the US Supreme Court to allow the implementation of the executive action immigration orders President Obama announced in 2014," said President of UFW Arturo S. Rodríguez. "This mandate would give limited legal status to about five million undocumented persons who arrived in the United States as children or who have children who are US citizens or permanent residents."


The expansion of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program and the new deferred action for parents of Americans and permanent legal residents (DAPA) were stopped by a federal court in Texas and by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The lawsuit against the president's executive actions was filed by 26 states. At the end of last year (2015), the federal government appealed the case to the United States Supreme Court.


The UFW Foundation and UFW alongside other organizations such as the National Immigration Law Center, the Immigration Council in the United States, the International Union of Service Employees, the Advance Project, Latino Justice PRLDEF, the Leadership Conference on Civil and human rights joined the 320 organizations were part of the amicus brief. In the brief, the groups described how immigrant families and communities would benefit from the initiatives. Examples of parents and individuals were presented as to remind the  court of the great achievements and contributions that this country will have if DACA expanded and DAPA were to take effect.


To view the full legal report please visit: The full legal report is available at -2016-03-08.pdf.


The UFW Foundation has free information sessions on DAPA and expanded DACA. For more information call (877) 881-8281.


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