This month, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a decision in United States v. Texas, a case brought by Texas’and other states’ attorneys general that has stopped the implementation of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or expanded DACA—the executive actions announced by President Barack Obama in November 2014. The ongoing litigation has enjoined the actions and effectively put a hold on the millions of American families who are in limbo and at risk of separation. The case, which is being closely watched by immigrant Latino and Asian communities, will be decided against the backdrop of a highly charged presidential election, where immigration has emerged as a salient issue.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a panel discussion about United States v. Texas through the lens of the 2016 presidential election. Panelists will discuss what this case means for the affected communities; assess whether the case will motivate the Latino and Asian American and Pacific Islander electorate to organize within their communities; examine the close connection that the 1.6 million DAPA-affected voters will have on the outcome of the case; and discuss the overall implications for how communities engage in this upcoming election.
A light lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. ET.