PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS
WHEN: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Christ the King Catholic Community Church, 29 N. 32nd Street, San Diego, CA 92102
San Diego, CA – On Tuesday, February 17, community members will join Congressman Juan Vargas and other San Diego leaders to show support for the implementation of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for eligible immigrant youth and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), which will go in effect in May.
Even though an injunction has gone into effect to delay the implementation of expanded DACA, community leaders consider this to be a minor, yet mean-spirited, setback. Immigrant rights advocates are confident that expanded DACA and DAPA will go into effect regardless of the lawsuits and want to send a message to the community to be aware and to be prepared.
The lawsuit filed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and joined by other attorney generals and governors is a futile effort by anti-immigrant politicians who want to block any immigration action from happening. This lawsuit has no merit, wastes taxpayer dollars, and harms immigrant families.
DACA and DAPA programs will allow at least 91,000 San Diegans and millions of immigrants across the country to fully participate in our economy and communities. The programs provide a temporary relief to family members by protecting them from deportation and granting work authorization.
San Diegans are calling for Congress to pass a real immigration reform that provides a permanent solution, keeps families together, and respects the quality of life of border communities by ensuring accountability and oversight over Customs and Border Protection, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency.
Since 2007, San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium (SDIRC) has worked to bring together leaders from the faith, labor, and legal communities to advocate policies that promote the civic and human rights of immigrants and is comprised of 20 organizations from throughout San Diego County.
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