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Immigrant Rights Advocates, Children and Families, Members of Congress and the Faith Community to Hold a Prayer for Justice at the Supreme Court

For Planning Purposes: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, cvogel@cccaction.org

María José Sandoval, 301-717-4492, msandoval@wearecasa.org

Children to Highlight the Importance of SCOTUS to Hear DAPA & DACA+ Case

(WASHINGTON) —On Friday, December 11, at 11:00 AM ET, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and CASA will hold a “Prayer for Justice” and news conference in front of the Supreme Court. Directly impacted children and families, members of Congress, diverse faith leaders, and Reform Immigration FOR America will take part in the event. Several children will tell their stories, with some facing the holidays not knowing whether their mom or dad will be with them much longer due to the threat of deportation.

The Prayer for Justice kicks off the “Give the Gift of Family” social media campaign to highlight the important of the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the case regarding President Obama’s executive order to expand DACA and implement DAPA.

The Prayer for Justice is the first of a series of monthly prayer vigils, organized by various groups throughout the immigrant rights movement. It serves as a reminder not only to the Supreme Court justices, but to all lawmakers to see that anti-immigrant policies have real effects on millions of families who have sacrificed so much to make better lives for themselves in their beloved adopted country of America.

The “Give the Gift of Family” social media campaign will feature children of undocumented immigrants asking the public to join them in the fight for DAPA and DACA+.

WHO:      Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)

                  CASA

                Reform Immigration FOR America

                Directly Impacted Children and Families

                Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (Invited)

                Congressman Harry Reid (Invited)

                Congressman Luis Gutierrez (Invited)

                Congressman Raul Grijalva (Invited)

                Members of Diverse Faith Communities.         

WHAT:    Prayer for Justice and Press Conference at SCOTUS to kick off

                The “Give the Gift of Family” Social Media Campaign to highlight the

                importance of SCOTUS to hear DAPA & DACA+ case.  

WHEN:    Friday, December 11th, 2015. Press Conference starts at 11:00 a.m. ET.                    

WHERE:  U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE. Washington, DC 20543

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