DACA EXTENDED AND DAPA ARE HERE TO STAY DESPITE COURT CHALLENGE

Judge ruled to temporarily block executive actionPhoenix, Arizona- In reaction to today’s Court decision in Texas v. U.S to enjoin President Obama’s executive action on immigration, The Arizona Dream Act Coalition (ADAC), issued the following statement:

This decision made by an extremely conservative judge comes at no surprise: the injunction is clearly based more on politics than law, and is now part of an aggressive effort by the GOP, including our former Arizona Governor, to scare Dreamers and parents from applying.

“We will not let this temporary obstacle stop us from holding forums, encouraging people to collect their paperwork and eventually apply through our No Dream Deferred Program (NDD); this injunction is only temporary after all.” said Yadira Garcia, who leads the NDD program for ADAC.

We have already fought hard to pressure the President to make this announcement a reality because we know it falls within his constitutional powers.  Now is the time for the community to continue to fight and understand that DACA and DAPA will happen, it is merely a matter of time.

“It is also crucial to understand that, under the President’s announcement, DHS changed their deportation priorities, meaning that those who fall under DACA/DAPA should not be deported. We ask the administration, DHS and our local ICE office, to stick to follow this new memos on the change of priorities, as they are not being challenged in court.” said Reyna Montoya, a dreamer and a member of ADAC.

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