WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 10, 2015) — OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is severely disappointed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision to delay the expansion of the President’s executive actions on immigration, also known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.
“We remain hopeful that the Supreme Court will overturn this unfortunate ruling and find that the President’s actions are fully within the law,” continued Lee. “Until then we will continue to spread awareness and activate the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in support of both executive action and comprehensive immigration reform, which is the only solution that will provide permanent relief to our immigrant communities. Our community is tired of the political gamesmanship that treats undocumented immigrants like pawns to be sacrificed for a temporary gain in the polls. We remain hopeful that the legal obstruction to the program’s implementing are just hurdles towards securing the safety of undocumented families and clearing a pathway to citizenship. At OCA, we remain committed to ensuring that reality.”
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs).