Immigrant advocates launch ‘Ready California’ campaign as they wait for deferred action

LOS ANGELES – The waiting game continues for immigrant rights advocates on a day when millions of undocumented immigrants were expecting to benefit from the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).

They instead rallied and launched a new campaign to prepare California’s estimated 1.5 million potential DAPA beneficiaries.

“Despite the delay in implementation, we come together today to launch a statewide campaign called Ready California to let our communities know that although there’s a delay, we are not dismayed,” explained. Sally Kinoshita of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Ready California is helping undocumented workers to prepare for the possible enactment of the DAPA program by helping them gather their documents and funds.

Experts say some rulings from certain courts can come at any minute, but warn that this may be a long legal battle that can eventually reach the Supreme Court.

President Obama announced the relief last November but was met with lawsuits from 26 states.

“Whether it decides to let these programs be implemented or not even those decision can be appealed to higher courts,” Alvaro Huerta of the National Immigration Law Center said.

Thinking beyond, the coalition is hoping to also get the immigrant community ready for another battle — the push for a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

“This is just an interim step. DAPA and DACA are not a substitute for comprehensive immigration reform,” said California State Secretary Alex Padilla during the rally. “But know the ultimate goal is comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, and that too is not an if. It is a when.”

You can contact Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • noz
    22 May 2015 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    comprehensive immigration reform bill being pushed by these illegal aliens backers must be taken with a grain of salt. judges analytical senses should be guided by the gift of true wisdom, and not the false pretenses of the outlaws, trespassers illegal aliens, who are spreading the immigration laws in the books as it stand must submit for indispensable revisions of words twisting, to classify illegal aliens lawless deeds are acceptable, hence deportations do not apply. give me a break, all these shits will hit the fan, straight to the faces of the liars, liberal demoncraps, and watch them say the shits sure does smell good like roses, bull, roses do not have fragrance smell. these demoncraps, like this CA state secretary are into shitty stuffs, that they don’t know how to flush the shits of the illegal aliens, et al advocators down the toilet. those americans falling asleep for too long must wake up / start questioning these demoncraps voted in power by the sleepy, don’t give a hoot people of – why these far out lefty demoncraps are too focus on illegal aliens’ brighter futures, when all along there are tons of citizens in 50 states in the verge of hopelessness of without prospects, needing helps the most, such as homelessness with greater % tied to psych, veterans mentally / physically wounded have been aided, supported by private donors, than the government itself. people should be outraged with the out of control actions of the socialist demoncraps protections / welfare concerns for illegal aliens. its about time, the people who gave these commie politicians power, to shove them to the right place where they should be working for nobody else, but solely the citizens, and not in the tails of illegal aliens. citizens should fire elected politicians on reelections or impeach them for working against the citizens is an offense.

  • Sitsiritsit
    25 May 2015 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    God Bless all the undocumented immigrants. May God protect/shield them from hate and harrassment, guide them in every step of the way until they are granted permanent status to become good citizens of this great nation.

  • Catholic_Againt_ExtremeRightWingNuts
    25 May 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    God Bless America! Clinton 2016!

  • Sitsiritsit
    25 May 2015 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    God Bless the undocumented immigrants. My God protect them from hate and harrassment, guide them in every step of the way until they are granted permanent status to become good citizens of this great nation.

  • noz
    31 May 2015 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    illegal aliens are criminals using GOD’s name in vain with their criminal activities. listen up illegal aliens, you all entered the USA, either illegally or with expired visas is criminal. these criminal illegal aliens are in contempt of the america’s sovereignty. shameless illegal aliens illegally occupying the american soil must be deported, to get rid of the pests of society.

  • noz
    31 May 2015 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    “undocumented immigrants” is the stale PROPAGANDA of the illegal aliens. these ILLEGAL ALIENS submitted documents to immigration services, to procure the privilege of temporary visas. these visas were granted by officials, all in the name of bargaining in good faith, but with mentality of illegality is fine, chose to be criminals, violated the rule of immigration laws by illegally staying in american soil with expired visas. these illegal aliens have premeditated plans to breach their granted visas. wannabe illegal aliens should have not been granted the privilege of temporary visas in the first place. now these illegal aliens are into calling themselves undocumented immigrants for self interest of respect, my foot. you all need to be deported is what must be done ASAP, before america collapse with all these millions worthless illegal aliens on the loose / in your face / in the faces of americans is not only disgusting, but totally offensive, since americans knew better the scams of illegal aliens. thus, the citizens must be on defense mode against these illegal aliens acting out demanding decriminalizations of their criminal deeds. no way, illegal aliens are like mess, that must be rounded up, discarded, deported all in the name of america’s sovereignty.

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