It’s Now or Never for Boehner, Cantor, AND President Obama
Immigration Reform Advocates Press Forward on End of June Deadline for House Republicans to Act; Anticipate Big, Bold Action from Obama Administration for “Aspiring Americans” if Congress Fails
In the wake of last night’s announcement that President Obama ordered Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to delay his deportation review, immigrant families, reform advocates, and allies expressed disappointment and anger at the “politics as usual” approach when it comes to fixing our broken immigration system.
Below is a statement from Sue Chinn, the National Campaign Manager of the Alliance for Citizenship:
“It is more imperative today than ever for us to fix our broken immigration system. With more than two million people deported under this President, and the US economy losing $37 million each day, our elected leaders are failing to recognize the urgency to end this crisis that is ripping apart families and communities across America.
“President Obama’s delay only furthers the baseless excuses we have long heard from the House Republican leadership.
“Our movement remains firm that Congress must move immigration reform forward by the end of June. Never has the call for reform been louder—or angrier—than before.
“We are disappointed that President Obama underestimates his own authority to provide relief for our families. He’s not only able to, but he has the moral responsibility to provide immediate relief for the families and communities that have been ripped apart by our broken immigration system.
“If Congress fails to act, we expect big, bold action by this Administration to end the pain and suffering of millions of families, and to bring millions out of the shadows.
“Our message to House Republicans and President Obama: We’re not going away. We are determined, more than ever, to win justice and relief for our families.”
The Alliance for Citizenship is the national coalition of immigrant families, faith, labor, business, law enforcement, teachers, veterans, civil rights, and women’s organizations from across the country determined to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans.
Committed to winning a permanent solution to our nation’s immigration crisis, the Alliance for Citizenship is increasing its pressure on the Obama Administration to provide immediate relief to our families and working with allies to demonstrate the power of the Latino, Asian, and immigrant vote through civic engagement.
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