Church World Service Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear United States v. Texas

January 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – Following the Supreme Court of the United States’ announcement that they will consider the Obama administration’s appeal of United States v. Texas, Church World Service President and CEO, the Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to hear United States v. Texas is especially important as we see millions of families living in continued fear of deportation and separation. We applaud the Supreme Court’s timely decision to consider this case and we pray that justice will prevail by allowing more than 5 million people to apply for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs.”

“Last year, more than 19 religious denominations and faith-based organizations filed an amicus brief with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the administration’s executive orders that would provide deferred action for many of our undocumented community members. We now restate our commitment to stand in solidarity with our undocumented brothers and sisters, to see the day when they can live their lives without fear of deportation,” McCullough continued. “We ask that the Supreme Court review the case quickly and with compassion, granting relief to the millions of impacted individuals who would benefit from these programs.”

Since 1946, Church World Service has supported refugees, immigrants, and others displaced individuals, in addition to providing sustainable relief and development solutions to communities that wrestle with hunger and poverty.

To view the Amicus brief from 2015, please click here.