Five Million Immigrant Parents Now Seek Justice At U.S. Supreme Court

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling opens opportunity for U.S. Supreme Court to decide on immigration action in upcoming term

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Tonight, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction against President Barack Obama’s immigration executive orders. The U.S. Department of Justice is now expected to seek certiorari to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to immediately take up the case in the upcoming term.

Below are remarks by Dawn Le, the Deputy Campaign Director of the Alliance for Citizenship:

“The Fifth Circuit ruling comes as no surprise. This politically driven decision resolves nothing and continues to leave millions of families in limbo. Despite this delay, immigrant families never gave up and can finally see a path forward. We expect the Department of Justice to act swiftly so the Supreme Court can hear the case this term and help hardworking immigrant parents win justice and ensure their families won’t be torn apart by deportation.

“It is time for the Supreme Court to set aside the politics that motivated this anti-immigrant case and the tainted rulings in the lower courts, and to deliver justice once and for all to millions of families who contribute to America every day.”