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Immigration Advocates Discuss SCOTUS Oral Arguments on DACA & DAPA
April 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota immigration reform advocates will hold a press conference Monday the 18th to discuss the oral arguments being heard in front of the US Supreme Court on DACA and DAPA, in United States v. Texas, and the need for continued action for immigration reform.
“We want less politics and rhetoric and more understanding for our families and contributions to the country as immigrants,” says Pablo Tapia, a co-founder of Asamblea and chair of Gamaliel’s national Civil Rights of Immigrants task force. “A ruling against DAPA won’t just impact immigrant families; it’ll impact all families.”
Speakers will include John Keller, Executive Director of the Immigrant Law Center, and Jason Adkins, Executive Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. Leaders of Minnesota-based La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles (“Asamblea”) will also be speaking. Speakers will be discussing the legal, spiritual, and communal ramifications of the Supreme Court decision which is expected later this year.
Also on the 18th, 80 leaders from Minnesota’s Asamblea will rally in front of the Supreme Court drawing attention to the urgent need for action on immigration justice. They will be joining the national Gamaliel network for a day of actions and rallies.
La Asamblea de Derechos Civiles is a statewide, faith-based non-profit organization which organizes immigrants from predominantly Latino congregations to build power for changes in the immigration system and the underlying political and economic structures behind it. www.asamblea-mn.org