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Supreme Court Immigration Case Opens Amid Rallies in Las Vegas, D.C.

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)
April 18, 2016

LAS VEGAS - Immigration advocates from Nevada are rallying in Washington, D.C. and in Las Vegas today hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold two programs that affect undocumented immigrants.

One makes it possible for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens to get temporary work permits and Social Security cards, and the other allows people brought to the U.S. as children to delay deportation and obtain work permits.

Brenda Romero, a youth leader with Nevadans for Judicial Progress, has a work permit thanks to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, "DACA."

She traveled to D.C. to advocate for the other program, "DAPA," Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which affects her parents.

"My parents are also undocumented and they would qualify for DAPA under my younger siblings," says Romero. "It would mean such a great relief to finally be able to have my parents have an opportunity in this country that they haven't had since they came here."

If the Court splits 4-4, the Texas appellate decision to terminate the programs would stand. The justices could also opt to delay the case until a ninth justice is confirmed, probably after the presidential election in November.

Activists are also holding a rally and vigil at 6 p.m. in Las Vegas at Hermandad Mexicana, a community center that helps immigrants with visa issues.

Blanca Gamez, development assistant with the progressive advocacy group Battle Born Progress, says if the court splits or rules against it, the Latino community will make its voice heard at the ballot box - rejecting candidates who oppose DACA and DAPA.

"We also have an election coming in and pushing for those candidates that are going to help our families," she says. "And it's gonna end up pushing the executive order past President Obama's last day in office."

About 4 million people could win the right to stay if DAPA and extended DACA go into effect. If the court doesn't wait for a ninth justice, a decision could come in June.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - NV