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Thursday, June 23, 2016

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Texas

Press Release
RaeAnn Roca Pickett Phone: 202-621-1409 Email:

Washington, D.C. —Today, the Supreme Court released its decision to affirm the suspension of the DACA+ (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) immigration programs. Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), issued the following statement: 
“We are disappointed that today the Supreme Court failed to stand with immigrant families and failed to step in and call this lawsuit what it is: partisan politics at the expense of women, children and families. This case has a major impact on the lives of millions of families who remain in the shadows and resigned to living in fear. Today is frustrating; we should not have to continue waiting for justice. We will not stop fighting until all of our families are respected as integral members of our communities. Anti-immigrant politicians must stop the rhetoric and focus on inclusive immigration reforms. For politicians, immigration is a political issue. But, for us, it’s personal. We know that justice will eventually prevail and the sustainability of our communities relies on the promise of justice, albeit delayed by The Supreme Court’s decision today.”
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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 28 million Latinas, their families and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.