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.
They want Obama to use executive action to suspend deportation, grant some form of administrative relief, s and expand deferred action to the millions of undocumented immigrants waiting to come out of the shadows. Obama, who was out front on other controversial issues such as gun control, largely stayed behind the scenes as senators worked on a…
El Centro del Inmigrante is a Staten Island group that promotes the economic advancement and security of immigrant workers. We partnered with El Centro during the Spring 2013 semester as part of a unique collaboration at The New School between Milano Urban Policy students and Parsons’ Communication Design students. Our goal was to envision a
After the heaviest of lifts, s the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate is now languishing in the House of Representatives. It’s easy to see why, since House Republican leadership is already awful busy giving the middle finger to the Affordable Care Act and proposing a renewed food stamp program that cuts $40 billion from S…