Questions & Answers on the Call for a Moratorium post-Supreme Court Decision
By: Tania Unzueta, Policy & Legal Director
After the 4-4 ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States failed to lift the injunction expanding the deferred action programs, President Obama stated in a nationally televised press conference that he did not expect further executive actions on immigration to be feasible before the end of his presidency.
He stated that the only alternative is to pressure Congress to pass immigrant rights legislation and focus on getting a good candidate in the November election.
So, why are we calling for a moratorium on deportations from President Obama?