Upcoming SCOTUS Ruling Will Affect Millions of Families

For Immediate Release

The Immigration Project along with the 5 million immigrants across the nation await the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Texas expected to be announced on June 23, June 27, or June 30.

President Obama’s immigration executive actions, introduced in November 2014, would expand upon the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program from 2012 and create DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents). Both initiatives were delayed after 26 state governors came forward with a lawsuit stating President Obama overstepped his executive power by implementing such programs.

Expanded DACA and DAPA would potentially impact the welfare of thousands of families in central and southern Illinois. These proposed actions offer deferred deportation for immigrants that have strong familial ties to the U.S. and have been living here for years. DACA and DAPA eligible immigrants also receive a work permit that must be renewed every 3 years.

On the day the Supreme Court announces its decision, the Immigration Project will be hosting an informational meeting at 5:00 p.m. The location is to be determined. Immigrants interested in learning more about the next steps after the Supreme Court’s decision are welcome to join. For more information about the meeting, contact Christine Howe at (309) 829-8703 ext. 105.

The IP Weighs in on Supreme Court Decision

WHOI news channel in Peoria interviewed The Immigration Project’s Executive Director, Jasmine McGee, on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on Obama’s executive actions. In regards to the effect of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals blocking Obama’s executive orders on immigration, Jasmine states, “There is a lot of fear coming forward to declare or apply for certain relief… That is something we will definitely be concerned with if it does go into effect. How do we reach out the community and advocate for them to apply?” As of now, there is no certainty of whether the Supreme Court will rule in favor of either side. The full story can be found here.

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