Issued January 19, 2016

SEIU’s Henry: Supreme Court has a chance to uphold justice in politically motivated lawsuit on DAPA/DACA+

WASHINGTON—In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the appeal of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision blocking President Obama’s immigration executive actions, SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued the following statement:

“At a crucial time when right-wing extremists are trying to manipulate the rules to further their own objectives by bringing politically motivated lawsuits before the Supreme Court to weaken and limit the rights of women, workers, voters and immigrants, the court has a chance to be on the right side of history.  Instead of driving the same kind of politically motivated hate we have seen in the 2016 Republican political discourse, the court can uphold the values that have built our great nation and keep families together by upholding DAPA and expanded DACA. The choice is clear and the stakes could not be higher.”