With NCG’s upcoming program Seize the Moment: Immigration Relief and Bay Area Communities on March 9th, you can imagine that this week’s big immigration news was definitely on our radar.
Well, on February 16, 2015, two days before the U.S. government launched one of President Obama’s executive actions, a Texas federal judge issued an injunction blocking it and other programs from moving forward across the United States.
The Executive Action
What was blocked?
Expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, otherwise known as (DACA), and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), are part of President Obama’s Executive Action announced in November 2014, an initiative that could potentially provide a stay of deportation and work authorization for over 5 million people.
The expanded DACA program for childhood arrivals was set to begin on February 18th and DAPA was scheduled for May 2015.
The administration responded by saying that it would seek an emergency stay of the judge’s order to allow the programs to move forward.
Learn More on March 9th
What do these legal developments mean for eligible immigrants and the Bay Area communities where they live? Why is an active philanthropic response more important than ever?
Learn more about these issues from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, immigration experts, and philanthropic leaders at NCG’s panel presentation on March 9, 2015.