FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2015
San Diego, CA: Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans will hear oral arguments on whether to grant an emergency stay that could lift the injunction blocking President Obama’s executive action on Immigration. If granted, the extended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of American Citizens and legal permanent residents (DAPA) programs would move forward once more.
Locally, public officials and community leaders have approved resolutions in favor of the action and in support of undocumented students and undocumented parents of U.S. citizens. On Tuesday of this past week, the City of Chula Vista unanimously approved a resolution supporting the action. The Sweetwater Union High School District took a similar action on Monday, and on Wednesday, the Southwestern Community College District passed their resolution in support.
These resolutions supplement the Amicus Briefs signed by the American Friends Service Committee, Alliance San Diego, Chula Vista Police Department, and San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council in support of the President’s action. They send a strong message that local government, law enforcement and civil rights groups in San Diego County are united in standing up for immigrant families who are a part of our communities. Following are statements from local public officials, school board members, law enforcement, community and labor leaders about their support for the immigration action.