Washington, D.C. — With the recent decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals hanging heavily over immigration advocates and the affected families, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a panel discussion with key leaders to provide analysis on where Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA, stand one year after the announcement. The panel will discuss the proven positive impact of the 2012 DACA policy, the state of play and the road ahead for the implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA, and why implementation of these policies is urgently needed for American society and the country’s economy.
We will also discuss a new report by the Center for American Progress that identifies the potential electoral impact of U.S. citizen family members of DAPA-eligible people, or DAPA-affected voters. While this report looks at the national implications, it also focuses particular attention on the following states in order to illustrate potential voter influence: Florida, Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona, and Georgia.
Media are welcome at this event and may RSVP here. Please contact Tanya S. Arditi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.741.6258 with any questions.
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL)
Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Greisa Martinez, Advocacy Coordinator, United We Dream
Sylvia Manzano, Principal, Latino Decisions
Angela Maria Kelley, Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Thursday, November 19, 2015
9:30 a.m. ET – 10:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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