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Immigrant Families in Florida Outraged about Supreme Court’s Decision on Immigration

DAPA Decision Day Miami

Immigrant Families in Florida Outraged about Supreme Court’s Decision on Immigration

Immigrant families, workers and eligible individuals come express their disappointment and call on all immigrant voters to mobilize to the polls in November

Miami, FL- Immigrant rights advocates, worker’s unions and allied organizations join immigrant families in light of the Supreme Court’s split decision that denies the implementation of President Obama’s administrative relief programs. Press conferences are planned in Miami, Tampa and Apopka to react to this devastating and unjust ruling. 

Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+), originally announced in 2014, would have benefitted 5.2 million parents and young immigrants, and over 229,000 Floridians.

“Today’s ruling is a setback for immigrant families and the movement that stands behind them, but this battle is far from over.” said Maria Rodriguez, executive director for the Florida Immigrant Coalition. “We will fight back against anti-immigrant politicians at local, state and federal levels by mobilizing the over 1.2 million eligible permanent residents in Florida to become U.S. citizens and encourage them to vote in support of the 11 million immigrants waiting for a comprehensive and permanent solution.”

“This all about politics for our opponents, but for us, it’s personal. We know that justice will prevail. Come August and November, we will hold the Republican politicians who brought this meritless lawsuit accountable at the polls.” Said Daniel Barajas, executive director for the Young American Dreamers. “We will remember the lengths these politicians went to tear our families apart and degrade our communities. We will continue to fight, stronger than ever, and work to elect pro-immigrant leaders at the local, state, and federal levels in 2016.”

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