The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) just split 4-4 on one of the biggest cases for immigrant communities in U.S. history, threatening the safety and unity of millions of families across the country.
But our work and our fighting back is not over. Now, more than ever, we need to renew our commitment to justice until all immigrants receive the dignity and fair treatment we deserve.
Please sign here. Tell President Obama: Act on the Supreme Court’s decision now!
Unless the Obama Administration acts now, more than 4 million immigrants – our neighbors, friends, mothers, and children – will continue to be devastated by the deportation machine.
No human being is illegal.
If enough of us raise our voices, the Obama administration won’t have a choice. President Obama will have to stand with us. The Obama administration needs to use the Supreme Court’s decision to implement administrative relief as quickly and as broadly as possible.
2. Credo Action
It’s time for a moratorium on deportations.
The petition to President Obama reads:
“Declare an immediate moratorium on deportations.”
In 2014, after facing intense pressure from activists in the immigration movement, President Obama took executive action that protected nearly 5 million children, young adults, and their parents who live under constant fear of deportation. Yesterday, the Supreme Court took away that protection in a heartbreaking decision.
Right-wing extremists have been relentless in their fight to block any relief for undocumented immigrants and any attempts at immigration reform, and it’s no surprise that a divided Supreme Court failed this week to protect millions of immigrant families. But we can’t give up.
The executive branch directs how and when to deploy immigration enforcement resources. That means President Obama has the power to declare an immediate moratorium on deportations, helping keep families and communities together. We know that the president won’t act unless he’s forced to. That’s why we’re joining with our friends at United We Dream and Mijente to raise our voices and demand bold action.
The executive actions that were blocked, commonly known as expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), were not all that immigration activists asked for, but were a historic move to protect the families of millions of aspiring Americans from being ripped apart by our broken immigration system. DAPA would have deferred deportation and granted temporary work permits for millions of undocumented immigrants whose children have legal status, while changes to DACA would have expanded exemptions from deportation to 330,000 more children and young adults.
We know the right-wing majority in the House has never had any intention of passing meaningful immigration reform. And since the Republicans are in charge of Congress, there’s no chance that Congress will fix our broken immigration system any time soon.
Without a permanent solution in place, President Obama must do everything in his power to immediately halt the administration’s ongoing raids against undocumented families who came to the U.S. seeking refuge from violence in their home countries.
Please sign here and thank you for your help.