California Latino Legislative Caucus Statement on SCOTUS Decision on DAPA & DACA+
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement today following today’s U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 deadlock that enjoins President Obama’s DAPA and DACA+ programs:
“The deadlock is a setback in the process of enacting long-term, common-sense immigration reform. The Supreme Court did its duty to the best of its ability, but until SCOTUS is at full strength we will not have a resolution on immigration, and the status of millions of residents living among us will remain in limbo. Sadly, inaction by Congress on immigration reform and Senate Republicans’ refusal to grant President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee a hearing is holding the nation hostage on this issue. However, this indecision will not stop or stifle California’s leadership on immigration. Just last week, the Legislature passed a budget that invests $30 million to provide grants to non-profits assisting immigrants through the One California Program. We urge the Governor to approve this investment not only for the millions of California families it will benefit, but to send a message that our state is committed to the integration of immigrants.”
"This ruling further underscores the importance of this presidential election,” added State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Vice Chair of the Latino Caucus. “Establishing a pathway to citizenship for our nation's undocumented residents is clearly hanging in the balance with a divided Supreme Court and a gridlocked Congress."
Contact: Andrew Bird / (916) 319-2030 / Andrew.Bird@asm.ca.gov