FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN JOSÉ, CA
WHO: Immigrants affected by today’s Supreme Court split decision that affirms the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals order to block the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) programs in 26 states.
WHAT: PACT faith leaders gather to understand the implications of this decision and to plan steps to maintain our dignity and protect our families. We plan to activate thousands of eligible voters and demonstrate the same power that led us to secure President Obama’s executive orders by making our voices heard at the polls and by voting in record numbers. We will not stop until every member of our community can live in dignity and without fear of being separated from their families.
WHEN: Thursday, June 23 6:30pm
WHERE: Most Holy Trinity Church, 2040 Nassau Dr, San Jose, CA 95122
WHY: The Supreme Court had an opportunity to provide clarity and guidance for the nation. Instead, they have failed to provide this service to the American people. We will never forget the lengths these politicians went to tear our families apart and demean our communities. As voters and as people of faith, we have a responsibility and duty to continue shaping the rules that affect our families and make things better for the next generation.
In California, 1.5 million people would have been protected by the programs. Santa Clara County has the third highest number of undocumented immigrants in the state working in all sectors of our economy and who are the lifeline of our agricultural economy in South County.
We have fought too hard to ensure that millions of aspiring Americans could have the opportunity to contribute more fully to their communities. We need real immigration reform at the federal level and we will not stop fighting until it is realized. Read about the national PICO campaign for immigration reform here.