Church World Service Condemns Supreme Court’s Split Decision in DAPA and Expanded DACA

June 23, 2016

Following the Supreme Court of the United States’ announcement of a split decision in United States v. Texas, specifically concerning DAPA and expanded DACA, Church World Service President and CEO, the Rev. John L. McCullough issued the following statement.

“Today, the Supreme Court ignored their chance to stand on the side of compassion and human dignity. By issuing a split decision, they have further delayed justice for the millions of individuals eligible for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs. We urge the case to be refiled and argued on behalf of the millions of individuals seeking to stay united with their families and communities through these programs, providing them with the chance to live without fear of deportation.”

“As one of more than 20 faith-based organizations that filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the administration’s executive orders to provide deferred action for many of our undocumented community members, we are disheartened by the Supreme Court’s announcement. However, as we advocate for the case to be reargued, we also remain committed to standing with our immigrant brothers and sisters as we work to enact immigration reform, so that our nation’s policies treat everyone with the dignity and respect they deserve,” McCullough continued.

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

To view the amicus brief, please click here.

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