Earlier this week, a district court judge in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration including Deferred Action for Parents (DAP). President Obama has already indicated that the Justice Department will challenge this ruling in the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.
The UFCW is moving forward regardless of the ruling and will continue to make sure members are ready to apply for work permits. There will still be workshops designed to help UFCW members get their documents in order and have their legal questions answered to ensure they are first in line when the application process for deferred action begins. Talking points on DAP and the Texas court ruling can be found on the UFCW Immigration website. The website is available in both Spanish and English, and features important information on DAP including who qualifies, how to apply, and resources such as handouts and information on future UFCW immigration workshops and trainings.