Church World Service Supports Administration’s Appeal of DACA/DAPA Injunction

November 20, 2015

WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the injunction against President Obama’s expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and creation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program, leaving millions of individuals living in fear of deportation. Following the court’s ruling, the Obama administration filed an appeal today with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the injunction.

“We applaud the Obama administration’s quick appeal of the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision and ask that the Supreme Court act with the same expediency to ensure that justice prevails for the five million individuals who anxiously await the opportunity to apply for the expanded DACA and DAPA programs,” said the Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service.

“Earlier this 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. We ask that the Supreme Court accept and review the case quickly and with compassion.”

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 earlier this year, please click here.

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