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STATEMENT: CAP Calls on Supreme Court to Hear Expanded DACA, DAPA Case
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP Calls on Supreme Court to Hear Expanded DACA, DAPA Case

Press Contacts

  • Tanya Arditi

Washington, D.C. — This evening, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals declined to allow expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, to move forward. Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, released this statement:

“We are disappointed in today’s flawed decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which leaves millions of American families in limbo and in continuing danger of being torn apart. The court’s decision to intervene in this politically motivated case ignores strong legal and historical precedent for the actions taken by the administration last November, including a direct command by Congress that the secretary of homeland security set national immigration enforcement policies and priorities. Further delaying the implementation of these programs only harms the country by forgoing a cumulative $230 billion added to our gross domestic product over a decade, the creation of tens of thousands of jobs each year, and a significant increase in the wages of all workers. Enough slowing down sound legal action; the Supreme Court should take up this case as soon as possible so that the country can reap all of the benefits that would come from these crucial initiatives.”

The following experts are available to comment on this topic:
  • Angela Kelley, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Tom Jawetz, Vice President, Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Lizet Ocampo, Associate Director, Immigration, Center for American Progress
  • Philip E. Wolgin, Associate Director, Immigration, Center for American Progress
  • Henry Fernandez, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
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For more information or to speak to an expert about this, please contact Tanya S. Arditi at tarditi@americanprogress.org or 202.741.6258.

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