The Game of Justice and Compassion for Immigrants
After the failure to decide by the Supreme Court on a major immigration case, the question now is how do we turn our pain, disillusionment, and anger into effective action to make those who used our families as political football pay a heavy price for their affront, AND win immigration reform.
by Angelica Salas, CHIRLA Executive Director
It’s all fun and games until the Supreme Court leaves 4 million families in immigration purgatory by failing to decide a major administrative relief case better known as DAPA/DACA+. By most legal expert accounts, Texas v. U.S. was not a difficult case to win; in fact, it was too easy and that is why the politics of division and hate permeated the halls of justice and hijacked common sense.
In reading the news, one would think the Supreme Court slapped the President silly and cut the legs off executive action for all eternity. It could not be farther from the truth. Let us step back a little bit and review what this case was all about.