"Martin Luther King's dream is an important landmark in the struggle for justice and human dignity, nationally and internationally. Under no circumstances will we allow the hard-won gains to be rolled back. That is why we are standing here to defend DACA and DAPA and to call on the Supreme Court to take on the case immediately," said African Services Committee's policy advocate, Bakary Tandia, at an Action Week gathering recently organized by The New York Immigration Coalition to call on the U.S Supreme Court to take up the case on immigration relief.
We are pleased to report that just few days following rallies across the nation -- like the one attended by Tandia and ASC staff and clients seen here -- the Supreme Court announced it would consider the legal challenge to President Obama's overhaul of the nation's immigration rules, agreeing to examine the reach of presidential power as it decides the fate of one of his most far-reaching executive actions. The court, which has twice rejected challenges to Mr. Obama's signature legislative victory by upholding his health care law, will now rule on the president's plan to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation and allow them to work indefinitely in the country legally, according to the New York Times on Jan. 19, 2016.