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Rep. Napolitano’s Statement on U.S. v. Texas Oral Arguments

April 18, 2016
Press Release

(Washington, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) released the following statement after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas, the case regarding President Obama’s executive actions to provide temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and eligible parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents:

“Today is an important day for our great nation built by immigrants. My Congressional Hispanic Caucus colleagues and I have worked from day one with President Obama, encouraging him to act within existing law to offer relief from the fear of deportation for hardworking immigrant families, and we fully affirm his actions to create DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and expand upon the successful DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program. It is critical to remember that these actions have not yet taken effect, so beware of scammers and others who may attempt to defraud.

“The law and the Constitution are on our side, just as they were with past presidents who acted in the same manner. We are confident that the justices understand what is at stake for the immigrant families that were both inside and outside the court room today, and that the justices understand why these lawful programs are important for our economy and communities. We believe the Supreme Court will ultimately embrace the contributions of hardworking immigrants and reject the hatemongers who seek to rip families apart.”
 

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