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Immigrant rights leader demands Supreme Court uphold Deferred Action

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Los Angeles, CA – Veteran Chicano and immigrant rights leader Carlos Montes commented today, April 18, on the presentation of oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on DACA+ (Deferred Action for Children Arrivals extension) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans).

Montes stated, “The Deferred Action program will provide temporary relief from detentions and deportations. We must demand the U.S. Supreme Court up hold President Obama’s executive order. We should also condemn the right-wing racist Republicans who have blocked its implementation, causing more suffering for millions.”

In early 2014 there President Obama issued an executive order to create Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Deferred Action for Children Arrivals, also known as DAPA/DACA. In 2014, 26 Republican governors, led by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, filed a lawsuit in federal court that blocked its implementation. The Obama administration filed an appeal challenging the Republican-led lawsuit, which was heard before the Supreme Court today.

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