Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked 11-11 along party lines on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Majority Leader Schumer then advanced Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination past committee with a full Senate vote which gathered three Republican votes. Another full Senate confirmation vote is expected by the end of this week.
Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream, said:
“There is no denying that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision-making power has vast implications on the lives of Black, brown, and immigrant communities. Just last year, our communities witnessed the Supreme Court uphold the racist, inhumane ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy that continues to deny thousands of people their right to seek asylum. Every major issue our communities care about – from protecting DACA to fighting for reproductive rights – has the potential to be impacted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Respecting everyone’s full humanity and protecting lives should always be the aim of the Supreme Court. We urge the Senate to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who has a proven record of acknowledging immigrant communities for our full humanity.”