CoFiA applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to review United States v. Texas, the case that temporarily blocked a key portion of President Obama’s executive action. If the decision is favorable, it would expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows “Dreamers”–young people who immigrated to the U.S. as children–to live and work in the U.S. legally. It would also extend that permission to millions of undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA).
This is a crucial case that directly affects the lives of some estimated four million people–including many who are part of CoFiA. It’s not the answer to the humane immigration laws that we need, but it would help keep families together and reduce some of fear immigrant families are living with.