May 26, 2015
Irish Pastoral Centre Statement on Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision.
Earlier this year, a federal court in Texas blocked President Obama’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and DACA (expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) initiatives from going forward.
The Irish Pastoral Centre is very disappointed with today’s decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to deny the US government’s emergency request to “stay” the Texas Court’s decision. The refusal of this “stay” means that thousands of immigrants across the U.S. who hoped to participate in the Deferred Action programs remain without status to live in constant fear of removal from the U.S.
We will continue to monitor any subsequent appeal of this decision by the U.S. government, and will update our website and Facebook page with any new developments.
We acknowledge the stress and anxiety caused to immigrant families as our opponents’ efforts continue to block DAPA and DACA. We want immigrant families to know we are here for them. We offer one to one counseling and legal and immigration advice is available each month at our legal clinics.
Email Kieran at: Kieran@ipcboston.org or call at 617.265.5300 Ext 16