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Mi Familia Vota’s Reaction to SCOTUS Denial to Re-Hear DACA+/DAPA Case

10.03.2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2016

Contact: Anna Castro, annac@mifamiliavota.org

Mi Familia Vota’s Reaction to SCOTUS Denial to Re-Hear DACA+/DAPA Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement by Ben Monterroso, executive director of Mi Familia Vota, on today’s decision from the Supreme Court of the United States to not rehear United States v. Texas with a full court:

“We are disappointed about this decision that continues to put on hold the lives of millions of immigrants that could benefit from President Obama’s temporary relief of deportation program. This is a setback but it doesn’t mean that executive action has been defeated – the fight will continue in the courts.

“Election day is just five weeks away and we will continue to educate, empower, and mobilize the Latino community to hold accountable politicians and elected officials that have put politics over families. First, by not acting in the House to achieve a comprehensive immigration reform bill, then by obstructing the implementation of DACA+ and DAPA, and finally by not allowing a vote to have a full Supreme Court. Our community is ready to fight back in the most effective way we have: our vote!”

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