The following statement can be attributed to Cities United For Immigration Action (CUIA) in response to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to continue blocking President Obama's executive action on immigration.
"Despite this decision, we are confident the President's executive actions will ultimately be upheld. Our cities simply cannot continue to be the engines of our nation's economic growth without fully integrating all of our communities. Now that the Department of Justice has an opportunity to petition the Supreme Court to hear this case, our cities will be ready to stand with the administration again in support of these common sense reforms. Together, we will press forward for a swift resolution to this challenge to ensure much-needed action on immigration is implemented."
Cities United For Immigration Action (CUIA) is a coalition of nearly 100 cities and counties, launched in late 2014 to lead the effort to promote and execute immigration reforms nationwide.
Earlier this year, cities and counties in CUIA – representing 43 million people across the country – filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the district court judge who temporarily blocked implementation of the new immigration programs failed to consider the significant harms to America’s local governments caused by this delay.