Fresno Supporting Supreme Court DACA Immigration Cases

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FRESNO (KMJ) – The City of Fresno will stand up to support DACA immigrants.

Fresno city councilmembers voted Thursday 5-1-1 to file a “Friend of the Court” brief in support of three lawsuits to be heard in the US Supreme Court.

At issue, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly known as DACA.

Councilmember Garry Bredefeld voted no, Councilmember Karbassi abstained.

“The city has a record of supporting our immigrant community, back in 2013 the city council passed a resolution to support comprehensive immigration reform,” Soria said.

Councilmember Esmeralda Soria says supporting the DACA immigrants is good for the City of Fresno.

“They make significant financial contributions in the millions of dollars here in our Central Valley,” Soria said.

DACA is an immigration policy that allows some folks in the United States illegally, brought to the country as children, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation.

Soria says there is no cost to the taxpayer to file the brief.

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