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martes, 17 de febrero de 2015

Judge Rules to Delay Executive Action on Immigration; UWD: “The Ruling Is Just a Bump In the Road ”



WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Late last night, a federal judge in Brownsville, TX ruled to delay implementation of the recent executive action taken by the President on immigration.  The lawsuit, filed by conservative politicians in 26 states, is widely thought to be headed for reversal on appeal.

Judge Andrew Hanen has become known as an advocate for the harsh treatment of immigrant families and his decision comes as Congressional Republicans continue casting unsuccessful votes to undermine the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the similar new program for parents (DAPA) in Washington.

Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream’s Managing Director said: “Executive action protecting immigrant youth and parents is solid. Judge Hanen’s ruling is not permanent and we are confident that it will be repealed in a higher court.

“The almost 700,000 Dreamers who already have DACA are proof that executive action works. Today’s ruling doesn’t impact those who already have DACA and only delays the applications for the DACA expansion and for DAPA - it is a bump in the road".