SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

March 08, 2016 11:26 ET

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Cities, Counties on Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - March 08, 2016) - U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today issued the following statement in support of an amicus brief that urges the Supreme Court to support President Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration Reform:

"The Conference of Mayors is proud to stand with the nearly 120 cities and counties that have signed onto an amicus brief that urges the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that halted implementation of portions of President Obama's executive actions on immigration reform. 

"Implementing the President's executive actions will ensure that millions of undocumented immigrants, who want to play by the rules and pay taxes, are protected from deportation and made eligible to work. These actions will not only stabilize families and communities, they will strengthen the American economy and our national security.

"Conference policy has long called for repairs to our nation's broken immigration system. While that policy has generally envisioned Congressional action, it has also called for executive action when Congress failed to act."

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