Press Statement

The Heartland Workers Center is disappointed by a Texas Court decision to halt President Obama’s Executive Action programs on immigration OMAHA – The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) is greatly disappointed by the recent ruling in a Texas Federal District Court to temporarily halt President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced last November. While the Federal Court’s order was not a decision in the case, it does prevent the order from fully going into effect until the case is ultimately decided. Millions of immigrants who would have qualified for the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) will once again be forced to wait for some sort of temporary relief or until Congress decides to take effective bipartisan action to reform our nation’s outdated and obsolete immigration policies. At this point, the Department of Justice has already indicated that it will appeal the order to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the HWC fully supports that action. The HWC continues to support the deferred action programs, which allow qualifying individuals the right to employment as they seek to build better lives for their families and contribute to their communities.

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