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Sadness Expressed in Ohio Over Immigration Ruling

Ohio's immigrant community is denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court deadlock on immigration. (Brittany Hogan/Flickr)
Ohio's immigrant community is denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court deadlock on immigration. (Brittany Hogan/Flickr)
June 24, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some immigrants in Ohio and their supporters are joining others around the nation, denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court's new ruling on immigration policy.

The four-to-four tie vote allows an appeals court decision to stand, blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

The president's Deferred Action plan offered temporary protection to families with mixed immigration status and immigrants who arrived as children.

Jose Cabrera, immigration program coordinator at the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center in Cincinnati attends Xavier University and is part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) plan. He says hopes are now dashed in the immigrant community.

"We're very saddened and disappointed with the outcome,” he states. We're really hurt. It was a really big blow for us. So, we're going to take care of our community and know that we're not giving up. This just means that we have to fight hard."

A federal court of appeals ruled that the president's actions exceeded his legal authority. Ohio was among more than two dozen states that had challenged the president's plan.

Allison Reynolds-Berry, executive director of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, says work will continue to keep families together and support the immigrant community.

"What we're focusing on now, and I know that others are as well, are continuing to remind people what their rights are as Department of Homeland Security is continuing with raids,” she states. “Really, just being sure that if they have court orders and things like that – are following up with those."

The high court ruling announced on Thursday doesn't set a legal precedent, but it effectively prevents any executive action to protect millions from deportation for the remainder of the president's term in office.


Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH