AUCC fights for immigration reform at the Supreme Court

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the lawsuit blocking the deferred action initiatives Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) gathered 53 Latino voters and immigrant families representing an advocacy group to travel to join thousands in Washington, DC for rallies and marches on the steps of the Supreme Court to continue the fight for immigration action and holding accountable elected officials who initiated the lawsuit.

AUCC, a local nonprofit organization grouped deferred action supporters in three send-off rallies in Springdale, Alma and Little Rock where a bus took  its 53 delegates to Washington, DC, sending a clear message to elected and public officials standing against immigration reform efforts and spinning hateful rhetoric against America’s immigrant community. Latino and immigrant voters will vote in 2016 and decide the future of immigration reform.

Hola! 515 AUCC 4Mireya Reith also traveled to D.C. from Northwest Arkansas and told NWA that this is an opportunity for a better life and to no longer have to live in fear.

"Let's give them a chance to come out of the shadows, get those work permits, get those social security numbers, get those licenses. It makes economic sense, it makes security sense, we know who's in our state. Then, on a very personal level it makes sense for the social fabric of our state. It benefits none of us to have children who every single day worry that their parents may be separated from them because of a lack of a 9 digit number," said Reith, Executive Director of Arkansas United Community Coalition.

AUCC is an immigrant rights nonprofit organization based in Springdale, Arkansas that is dedicated to empowering immigrants and their communities through leadership development, coalition building, the promotion of civic engagement and immigration service navigation.

Hola! 515 AUCC 1The court's decision would come by the end of June.  Stay informed, ArkansasCoalition.org

 
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