ELIZABETH, NJ – A week of events focusing on immigration issues has been organized by Make the Road New Jersey, an immigrant rights organization based in Elizabeth.

According to Make the Road New Jersey, the events support President Obama's Executive Action for Immigrants and will culminate in a rally before the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on Monday April 18. That is when the Justices hear U.S. v. Texas, the court case that will decide the future of the President's Executive Action.

The Executive Action's programs, DAPA (Deferred Actions for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and DACA+ (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) would provide relief from deportation and temporary work authorization for more than five million immigrants nationally and 250,000 immigrants living in New Jersey. 

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Week of Education and Action to Defend DAPA and DACA+:

When:Monday April 11th, 6:30pm
What: Executive Action Legal Screening and Document Preparation Clinic for Immigrant Families
Where: Make the Road New Jersey, 42 Broad St., Elizabeth

When: Thursday April 14th, 7:30pm
What: Immigrant Rights Community Meeting -- Immigrant community leaders to Discuss DAPA, impact on their families
Where: Make the Road New Jersey, 42 Broad St., Elizabeth

When: Sunday April 17th, 1:30pm
What: New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice's Rally To Support Executive Action on Immigration. Immigrant families, labor, faith and immigrant rights groups from across the state will join together the day before the Supreme Court hears U.S. v. Texas to urge the court to uphold the President's Executive Action. 
Where: J. Owen Gundy Pier, Jersey City

When: Monday April 18th, (3a.m. departure from Elizabeth, NJ; 9a.m. Rally in front of U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC)
What: 100 Immigrant Families from New Jersey depart for Washington, DC. to rally in front of the Supreme Court as the Justices hear U.S. v. Texas.
Where: Make the Road New Jersey, 42 Broad St, Elizabeth, NJ; U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC