Sunday, June 26
The June 23rd split decision by the Supreme Court — failing to act on President Obama’s executive actions on immigration and leaving in place a lower court ruling pending further litigation — once again highlights the desperate need for comprehensive immigration reform in our nation. And there is no one better to unpack the implications of today’s ruling – along with the wider issues of immigration reform – than our Forum speaker this Sunday: MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund) President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz.
Responding to the ruling, Saenz said: “This is a temporary setback. Justice and righteousness will ultimately prevail. will continue to work in the courts to defend the President’s authority to treat eligible immigrants uniformly, and with dignity and respect.” Do not miss this opportunity to be informed and inspired by a national leader on the critical issue as we continue as a congregation to live into our commitment to comprehensive immigration reform. Sunday, June 26 at 10:15 a.m. in the Forum.
(For background, see this 2008 Resolution of the Vestry.)