VP Joe Biden on a 4-4 Split in the Supreme Court

Friday, June 24, 2016 Supreme Court’s immigration decision is a tragedy for all of us…

Millions of immigrant parents and their families lost in the misbegotten decision in U.S. vs. Texas. In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court returned the issue of their deportation status to the Brownsville, Texas, federal judge who had halted President Obama’s latest “deferred action” orders in the first place.

The decision is a sad turn of events. It freezes Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, known as DAPA, and restores renewals of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, to just two years, instead of the proposed three years. These deferred action plans in various ways allow the “DACAmented” to stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

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A mother attends the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles’ press conference with her sons on June 23. The Supreme Court’s decision impacts more than 4 million immigrant families in America.

Millions of immigrant parents and their families lost in the misbegotten decision in U.S. vs. Texas. In a 4-4 tie, the Supreme Court returned the issue of their deportation status to the Brownsville, Texas, federal judge who had halted President Obama’s latest “deferred action” orders in the first place.

My heart is with the millions of immigrant parents and their families over this ruling. Politics should never get in the way of families being together….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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