Demand the 5th Circuit Court to rule in favor of the presidential immigration relief for 5 million undocumented immigrants.
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Republicans are slamming the door on Latinos with a bogus lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA, two programs that would protect millions of immigrants from deportation and they are brazenly using the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals to do their dirty work.
Why? The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has appellate jurisdiction over the federal courts in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and it often has the last word on questions of federal law, It’s imperative, that fair-minded judges uphold the rule of law and treat all litigants equally. However, a large number of far-right appointments by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush have turned this body into the most activist, politically-motivated Circuit Court of Appeals in the country. Its decisions often reflect a concerted effort by Republicans to impose a conservative policy agenda through the courts. This heavy imbalance has favored powerful special corporate and political interests, including Big Oil companies and the 26 Governors behind the anti-immigrant lawsuit—at the expense of ordinary Americans.
With their previous decision for the Republicans, they have taken hostage the future of 5 million hard working Undocumented Americans and their families. This, despite the fact this community has been in the country an average of ten years, they all have US born children , with no criminal records. Additionally the DACA Extension will benefit a million more youth, DREAMers, who came to this country as children and by all measures, they are truly Americans. They are, high school, college and university students and many are also graduates with professional degrees, including lawyers, doctors, journalists and Pulitzer Prize winners who want the opportunity of the American dream.
All credible studies on immigration have long revealed immigrants benefit our country. With President Obama’s Executive Actions of November 20, 2014, geared to take these 5 million Undocumented Americans out of the shadows, the economy will be lifted by hundreds of billions, new local, state and federal taxes, the rise of wages and creating new jobs for America.
The President took the historical step last November 2014 because the ultra conservatives in Congress have blocked Comprehensive Immigration Reform for the estimated 12 million Undocumented –which- has long been supported by a majority of Americans including a majority of Republicans.
The Republican Lawsuit is based on hypocritical demagoguery, no different than billionaire Donald Trump’s recent falsehoods and racist rants against Latino Mexicans in the US, which has caused an uprising of public opinion and condemnation in the US and the world.
THE CONSERVATIVE JUDGES OF THE 5TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS MUST STOP DOING THE DIRTY POLITICAL WORK FOR AMERICA’S FAR RIGHT AND STRIKE DOWN THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS LAWSUIT AGAINST IMMIGRATION RELIEF.
On July 10, the 5th Circuit held a hearing on the appeal by the Department of Justice and the court decision is still pending. Take action.
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