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Photo credit: Diane Ovalle

Photo credit: Diane Ovalle

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.[1]

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?

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Para Español

AAs we recognize the anniversary of November 20th, I remember that night one year ago when immigrant families packed into a room together to watch the President announce executive action on immigration. He had already signaled that he’d be responding to the unprecedented community pressure against the record deportations that had surpassed two million at that point. He had publicly committed to reform inhumane policy and finally it looked like the delays would end. Read more

Diane Guerrero of Orange is the New Black and Marisa Franco of the #Not1More campaign discuss the impact of deportations and the need for executive action.