On Monday, April 18, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments the landmark U.S. v. Texas case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s administrative relief, which would help five million immigrants across the nation be protected from deportation and allow them to work legally. Over 250,000 eligible immigrant New Yorkers have waited for more than a year for this sorely-needed relief.
Will you join us in making history for them? On April 18, thousands of immigrants across the nation will converge on Washington, DC to demand justice and lift the injunction on administrative relief. Help us make sure New York shows up loud and proud! You can help in two ways:
- Reserve a seat on a Bus! Join hundreds of New Yorkers by clicking here to reserve a seat and call on the highest court of the land to end the politically motivated delays to immigration relief.
- Sponsor a Rider! Can’t join us? A donation of $50 will ensure a seat for a directly affected community member to join the national day of action. Click here to make your donation!
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Please note: If you cannot afford the $10 fee per seat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject Line: April 18 Scholarship.
Want to learn more? See the timeline below.
How We Got Here
- In November 2014, President Obama announced he would take executive action to provide administrative relief for immigrants, including Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). These two initiatives would 5 million immigrants to come forward and apply for protection from deportation and a work permit keeping millions of families together.
- In December 2014, Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit challenging DAPA and expanded DACA in a federal district court in Texas.
- In February 2015, the federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide injunction that halted the implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA. The Obama administration quickly appealed the injunction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.
- On November 9, 2015, a Fifth Circuit panel issued a decision that affirms the Texas federal district court’s order that blocks DAPA and expanded DACA from being implemented.
- On November 20, 2015 the Department of Justice filed its petition for a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court.
- On January 19, 2016, the Supreme Court granted certioriari, putting the case on its docket.
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.