Families, Congresspeople, 500+ Organizations Call on President to Suspend Deportations « Contacto Latino News

As Senate started debating immigration reform this week activists all over the country kept on pushing their request to keep families together and suspend deportations. Congressman Gutierrez as well as Reps. Jackson-Lee, try Schakowsky, Titus, Clarke, Cardenas and others joined fathers facing deportation and representatives of more than 500 immigrant…

Titus, House Dems push for immigration reform for ‘mommies and daddies’ – Las Vegas Sun News

As the Senate debates a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the House of Representatives is fighting a partisan battle over President Barack Obama’s stopgap measure, treat a program to defer deportations for young undocumented immigrants who entered the United States as children. Last week, a group of House Republicans voted to defund the deferred a…

Families, Congresspeople, 500+ Orgs Call on President to Suspend Deportations

Best Way to Move Bill Forward is to Keep Families Together Who Are Working Toward Reform 

Congressman Gutierrez as well as Reps. Jackson-Lee, Schakowsky, Titus, Clarke, Cardenas and others join fathers facing deportation and representatives of more than 500 immigrant rights organizations to deliver a letter asking President Obama to suspend deportations for those who would be entitled to eventual citizenship in the immigration bill being currently debated.

The press conference with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Gamaliel, Casa in Action, United We Dream, MALDEF, and the AFL-CIO comes the day after the President brought together immigration reform advocates at the White House to discuss the way forward.

”We call on the President to relieve the suffering of families by ceasing deportations as Congress debates reform,” said Oscar Alfaro.  Oscar, who had previously received a stay of deportation, was recently denied a renewal.  Oscar and his family have battled tirelessly in support of the President’s vision for immigration reform yet may be deported in these next few weeks if the President doesn’t take action to protect him and the 1,100 others who are deported on a daily basis from the United States

 

Immigration: As Senate Takes Up Bill, President Obama Urges Swift Approval | Fox News Latino

Some groups took issue with Obama’s contention in his news conference that enforcement efforts are now focused on criminals, instead of others who do not pose a threat to public safety. Immigration advocacy groups have long criticized the president for the record number of deportations that have occurred under his administration. Many of those who…

Day Laborers Respond to President’s Immigration Reform Speech, Call on Him to Suspend Deportations

    2013-06-11. Washington, DC. In response to the President’s speech this morning on immigration reform, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement.   “The President must lead by example by exercising his broad authority and discretion.   Actions speak louder than words, and there are several steps…

President Obama visits Los Angeles before meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Palm Springs | abc7.com

Mr. Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport at around 11 a.m. First on his agenda was a Democratic National Committee fundraising event. The president and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa boarded Marine One and took off for the Santa Monica event. Demonstrators held a sit-in at the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and 26th Street. The…