August 9, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA This morning, Politico issued its top questions for the President before he leaves for vacation. On immigration, the article asked: “Would you issue an executive order to provide relief to some or all 11 million undocumented immigrants if the House fails to pass a bill? Obama insisted during…
August 9, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
With multiple reports citing administrative relief as a ‘Plan B’ to legislation in Congress and with outlets raising the question of executive action before the President’s vacation, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement calling for a suspension of deportations as a precursor to reform:
“The President has the legal authority and moral obligation to do more in order to advance immigration reform. Rather than sit on the sidelines and merely seek political advantage from potential gridlock in Congress, the President can and should take steps today both to help immigrants and to improve prospects for legislation.