Indian-Americans join anti-deportation rally in US


WASHINGTON: A large number of Indian -Americans and people from the South Asian community joined a massive rally in front of the US Supreme Court in support of Obama Administration’s plans to deferdeportation of four million illegal immigrantswhose children are US citizens.

The Supreme Court, which is hearing the case, is now split on the Obama Administration’s plans to defer deportation called Deferred Actions for Parents of Americans (DAPA).

It has been challenged by some 26 States.

During the hearing yesterday, four conservatives judges appeared to be critical of DAPAand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), while another liberal justice suggested that the case had no business being before the courts at all.

Supporters of DAPA, including a large number of Indian Americans held a rally outside Supreme Court calling for these programs to move forward swiftly and keep families together.

“This is a misguided and unnecessary challenge to eminently common-sense immigration programs that allow some aspiring Americans to remain with their families, continue contributing to the American economy, and pursue their dreams,” the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) said in a statement.

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