CASTRO STATEMENT ON FEDERAL COURT'S RULING TO KEEP IMMIGRATION ACTION ON HOLD
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after the Fifth Circuit denied the Obama Administration's emergency stay request to permit implementation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
"Today's ruling maintains the unacceptable status quo of inaction when it comes to immigration reform in the United States," said Rep. Castro. "I believe President Obama acted within his authority when he announced these programs that would provide relief to millions of people who call America home and pose no national security threat. DAPA and expanded DACA would help families, boost our country's economy, and make America safer by prioritizing the deportation of criminals over hardworking folks who positively contribute to society.
"Our nation's immigration system is broken, and delaying the implementation of these beneficial programs is not the way to fix it. While this ruling is a setback, I am confident that President Obama's actions ultimately will be upheld."