Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Statement From Mayor Garcetti On Request For Supreme Court Review of Texas v. US

"A year ago today, President Obama announced sweeping changes for immigrants to help make their lives better. His plan for Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) expansion and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) would allow families to lawfully work to support themselves and help grow our economy.

Today, we stand with the Obama Administration as they ask the Supreme Court to review the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas v. U.S, which blocked the implementation of the President's initiatives.

Los Angeles was built by immigrants and their contributions are felt throughout our City every single day. We can no longer afford to wait. These hard working men and women deserve the opportunity to become a part of our nation, free from the fear that they will be separated from their loved ones. That speaks to the core of our founding principles and the values we all hold dear." --Mayor Eric Garcetti