Last week, Cabrini Immigrant Services joined more than 700 New Yorkers and close to 4,000 people from around the country in Washington, DC, to tell the Supreme Court that DACA+ and DAPA are vital for our community. The Court is hearing a case on whether the DACA+ and DAPA programs, which President Obama announced in 2014 but 26 states have obstructed, can be implemented. We went to Washington, DC, to show the Court and the country that we need these programs for our families. 42 members of our staff and community went to say that undocumented immigrants deserve to stay in the United States with their families. It was a great day, and it was incredible to see thousands of people there to defend the rights of immigrants. Thank you to everyone who came with us!
Before the April 18 action, one of our young members went to a conference held by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) in Washington, DC, for high school students. The students learned about activism, the policies that have shaped the current state of immigration, and how to use their stories to create change in their communities. The night before the big action, the students joined undocumented mothers and fathers who had been fasting outside the Court. We held a vigil for all of the families who have been harmed by the broken immigration system. Please continue to pray that the Supreme Court upholds the value of family unity in this case.