The following statement can be attributed to Cities For Action in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to review the case blocking President Obama's executive action on immigration.
"We are pleased that the Supreme Court has decided to review the Texas v. United States case, which will hopefully create a pathway for implementation of the President's executive actions on immigration. The wheels of justice have been stuck in neutral for hundreds of thousands of immigrant families for far too long. Cities and counties are where immigrants live, and it is our residents, communities, and economies that will reap the benefits from these policies. Cities and counties are united, and we will fight for immigration reform in the courtroom, in Congress, and in our communities. As this legal challenge moves forward, our voices will continue to be heard."
Cities For Action is a coalition of nearly 100 cities and counties, launched in late 2014 to lead the effort to promote and execute immigration reforms nationwide. Cities and counties in Cities For Action – representing 47 million people across the country – have filed three friend-of-the-court briefs at each stage of the litigation in support of implementing the President’s executive actions on immigration without delay.