Today we are saddened and disappointed to hear of the 4-4 tie vote from the Supreme Court of the United States for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and an extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) which upholds the lower court ruling blocking President Obama’s executive action on DAPA and DACA+. With this ruling, millions of undocumented immigrants and their families have had opportunities to live a better life eliminated from their dreams. DACA+ and DAPA would not have solved all the immigration issues we face and it is clear that comprehensive immigration reform is still necessary. IJPC and YES remain committed to working tirelessly for comprehensive immigration reform.
In response to today’s decision, we invite you to join with us and allies of the immigrant community tonight (6/23) for a vigil.
What: Vigil for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in response to the DACA+/DAPA Supreme Court Decision
When: 7:30 pm, Thursday, June 23rd
Where: San Carlos Borromeo Parish, 115 W Seymour Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45216. Gather at the Virgen de Guadalupe in the parking lot, rain or shine. (We may try to move indoors on the property if it does rain, but please come prepared with an umbrella in case that’s not possible.)
Who: You and others that you invite to join us! All are welcome. Help us spread the word! Share this image on your social media.