(San Francisco, CA, June 23, 2016)-Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 on United States v. Texas, putting a temporary hold on President Obama's executive actions on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs. The case is now back to the Texas district court to determine whether the programs are constitutional.
Statement from SF LGBT Center Director of Communications Alberto R. Lammers:
"We are extremely disappointed at today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the DAPA and DACA programs. These measures are necessary until broader immigration reform is achieved. The Court's inaction leaves thousands of immigrant families in legal limbo and in constant fear of deportation. The SF LGBT Center will continue to work with community partners to ensure that immigrants have access to all available protections, including the original DACA program, which is still in place."
The SF LGBT Center's Immigration Information & Referral Program is an effort to improve access to immigration services for LGBTQ people who need them. Additional programs at the Center also support LGBTQ immigrants and their families by connecting them to other services and resources, including: legal aid, housing, mental and health care, career advancement and employment opportunities, and financial empowerment.