STATEMENT: CAP’s VP of Immigration Policy Responds to U.S. DOJ Request for Supreme Court Review of Executive Actions on Immigration
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Justice formally filed a request for the Supreme Court to review the federal appeals court ruling that blocked implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA. Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
The Center for American Progress is encouraged by the action taken by the U.S. Department of Justice and we look forward to the Supreme Court taking up this case of national importance without further delay. Expanded DACA and DAPA are quintessential examples of prosecutorial discretion that are well within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s statutory authority. As has been widely documented, the economic and societal impacts of expanded DACA and DAPA would benefit not only the millions of families and American citizen children who would be directly affected, but also the country as a whole. This time last year, we were celebrating the secretary of homeland security’s decision to use his authority to allow hard-working immigrant families the opportunity to live and work without fear of deportation. This time next year, we should again be celebrating how much these parents and DREAMers are contributing to the strength and prosperity of their communities and the country.
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- State-by-State Analysis of the Economic Impact of DACA, DAPA, and DACA Expansion by Silva Mathema
- Assessing the Economic Impacts of Granting Deferred Action Through DACA and DAPA by Silva Mathema