Immigrant Families Await Supreme Court Decision

Immigrant Families Await Supreme Court Decision on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans.

DETROIT – “Family Unity Lunch” organized by Michigan United was a chance for immigrant families to give each other support through story telling as they await the Supreme Court decision on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA). Those present included families that will be directly impacted by the ruling. Rev. Marcia Ledford of the Episcopal Church of St. Theresa and St. John offered prayers and condolences to the family of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 03_DAPA_

DAPA is a 2014 Obama Administration action that grants relief from deportation to qualified immigrants with children who are US citizens. Attorney General Bill Schuette joined other attorneys general challenging the relief for families in lower courts and now the nation awaits a ruling by the US Supreme Court.

“I don’t know what I would do if my mother was deported. I’ve been through a lot of stress and pain with deportation of my husband and father. I have two autistic brothers, American citizens who need our father,” said Melissa Guillen, a US citizen with immigrant family. “The Court has the power to prevent more suffering in families like mine, families with US citizens and immigrants that are in danger of being torn apart.”

“El almuerzo de Unidad Familiar” organizado por Michigan United fue una oportunidad para que las familias inmigrantes se reunieran y recibir apoyo a través de la narración de historias mientras esperan la decisión del Tribunal Supremo sobre la Acción Diferida para los padres de los estadounidenses (DAPA). Entre los presentes familias que se verán afectadas directamente por el fallo. Rev. Marcia Ledford de la Iglesia Episcopal de Santa Teresa y San Juan ofrecen oraciones y condolencias a la familia del recientemente fallecido juez del Tribunal Supremo Antonin Scalia.