Thursday’s Supreme Court deadlock on DAPA and DACA+ was a disappointing setback for immigrant families. But organizers and families here in Nevada, and across the country, remain more committed than ever to fighting for these commonsense programs that are lawful, constitutional, and consistent with decades of actions taken by presidents of both parties. While today’s erroneous outcome is deeply disappointing, it does not impact DACA 2012, which was not at issue in this lawsuit.

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Attorney Jocelyn Cortez with @AILANational Nevada talks about the legal aspects of the SCOTUS deadlock. (Photo PLAN)

The decision does mean that DAPA and DACA+ policies remain blocked nationwide, however we are confident that this case will end up back at the Supreme Court, before a full panel of justices who can render a clear decision. Unfortunately, this will not be a quick process and many families will needlessly suffer in the interim.

Join us to learn more about what the decision means and what comes next Sign up for a National Community Call scheduled for July 6th at 8pm EDT for English, 9pm EDT for Spanish (5pm PDT / 6 PDT).

PLAN reacted to the disappointing news by joining American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Culinary Union, Americas Voice and other partners in organizing a press conference before heading to protest at Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s office. Laxalt is responsible for adhering Nevada to this partisan lawsuit. These groups and many more also held an community meeting in the evening to share information about the split decision and to build power for the next phase of the struggle.

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PLAN’s Laura Martin at Laxalt’s office. (Photo PLAN)

PLAN in Reno also held a press conference to denounce the partisan politics not only prompted the Texas lawsuit, but also resulted in an incomplete Supreme Court and a deadlocked decision. Northern Nevada allies then drove to protest at Laxalt’s office in Carson City.

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On the steps of Laxalt’s Carson City office. (Photo PLAN)

 

Hear directly from Northern Nevada community leaders who provided insight and calls to action at Thursday’s press conference. Links to short videos below.

 

VIDEOS:

Attorney Steven P. Brazelton explains the SCOTUS decision.

PLAN leader Theresa Navarro – we will be back to fight again, stronger than ever!

Community leader Vicky Aguilar explains how the STOTUS deadlock affects real families right here in Nevada.

Rest assured, this battle is not over.  We will not stop until every member of our community can live in dignity, without fear of being separated from their families.

Don’t forget to sign up for the National Community Call scheduled for July 6th at 8pm EDT for English, 9pm EDT for Spanish (5pm PDT / 6 PDT). Experts and leaders from Reform Immigration for America will discuss what the decision means for the immigrant community and what the next steps are for our movement.