For Immediate Release
December 1, 2015
Contact: SG Sarmiento, firstname.lastname@example.org
NDLON REACTION to 8-day Extension by U.S. Supreme Court
Los Angeles, CA—In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to deny a thirty-day extension request by the 26 states blocking DAPA and DACA 2.0, which would have effectively “run out the clock”, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), made the following statement:
“The decision today appears to recognize the urgency of the situation, both for immigrants and for the country. Like the nativists in Congress blocking reform, the plaintiffs in this case seek to block progress by silencing immigrants and depriving them of political equality, but they will be on the losing side of history.
“The status quo is cruel, unjust, and discriminatory. We must continue to seek relief by every means available. No one at this point should be relying exclusively on Washington for relief. We must confront the unjust status quo at every detention center and locality where ICE has inserted its unconstitutional overreach.
“When the President was moved by communities across the country to take initial steps to stop deportations, the momentum did not come from Washington, DC, it came from the bottom up. Moving forward will be no different. It is time again for immigrants’ voices to be heard.”
** NDLON Legal Staff Available for Comment **
For background on the President’s legal authority to advance DAPA,
See NDLON’s “Si Se Puede” Rule-Making Petition from November 2014