NNAAC supports Supreme Court decision to review Obama's immigration plan

The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review President Barack Obama's immigration program. The program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), had been stalled in court for months because of a state judge's actions that temporarily halted its progress. 

DAPA would grant deferred action status to certain undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. since 2010 and have children who are American citizens or lawful permanent residents. Deferred action would not grant full legal status, but it would come with a three-year, renewable work permit and exemption from deportation.

"Immigrant families will finally have their day in court," said Rachid Elabed, Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist at the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS. "We can finally put an end to the political games, and move toward protecting the parents of U.S. citizens who are already contributing so much to our country. The Supreme Court can and must move swiftly to keep families together."

The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), a program of ACCESS, is a national consortium of 24 independent Arab American community-based organizations. Its mission is the development of Arab American community-based nonprofit organizations that understand, meet the needs and represent the concerns of Arab Americans at a local level while collectively addressing those issues at a national level.

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