NNAAC disappointed by federal appeals court immigration decision


The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is disappointed to learn that a federal appeals court today denied the Obama administration’s request to lift a hold on the president’s executive actions on immigration, DAPA and DACA (expanded), which would have granted protection from deportation as well as work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

NNAAC has been preparing community members across the country through informational documents, sessions and town hall meetings for the start of DAPA (Deferred Action for Parental Accountability) and an expanded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

"We believe it is in the president's legal authority to move forward with these immigration actions and believe the delays are only a case of scoring political points. We are tired of hardworking immigrants being treated like political footballs. These executive actions will not only help immigrant communities thrive but help boost our economy as a nation. In the end, we know that Congress has the responsibility to pass comprehensive immigration and create an earned pathway to citizenship. In the meantime, we stand by President Obama to use his authority to implement these critical and timely executive actions," stated Nadia El-Zein Tonova, director, National Network for Arab American Communities.

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