July 2016 – July 25th at 4pm: Title: The Supreme Court & Beyond: Building Inclusive Communities and a Better Future for Undocumented Immigrants
Throughout the month of June, millions of immigrant families anxiously awaited to hear the Supreme Court’s potentially life-changing decision on DACA+ and DAPA—President Obama’s 2014 immigration executive actions. Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) would provide almost 4 million people with administrative relief: protection from deportation. They would keep families together.
Unfortunately, almost immediately after these programs’ announcement, several states filed a federal lawsuit, Texas v. United States, challenging President Obama’s authority to enact the programs and utilize discretion on immigration matters. A Texas federal district court blocked implementation of the DACA/DAPA programs, and in response, the Department of Justice petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case.
On June 23rd, the Supreme Court announced their split 4-4 decision. This deadlocked decision left in place the lower court’s ruling which blocked the executive action programs. This left millions of immigrant families with crushed hopes and broken hearts. Yet, the fight for a more permanent solution to keeping our immigrant families together continues.
In this webinar you will receive an analysis of the recent Supreme Court decision, learn about its implications for immigrant families, and learn about activities planned in response to the decision as well as actions your community can take to promote inclusive communities.
Kamal Essaheb, Director of Policy & Advocacy, National Immigration Law Center
Ashley Feasley, Director of Advocacy, Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Arturo Hernandez-Garcia, Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition/Potential DAPA Recipient
Rev. Noel Andersen, National Grassroots Coordinator, Church World Service
Megan Cagle, Policy and Advocacy Media Specialist, Church World Service
Moderator: Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Disciples of Christ
RSVP at this LINK
Call in Number: 641-715-3670, Code: 104402
For Audio Visual:http://join.me/faith4immigration
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