Progress to Deliver On Mandate for Equality Will Be Measured by Actions, Not Words

05.09.2013 – Washington, DC

Responding to the Senate Judiciary Committee first hearing to mark-up amendments for the “Gang of 8” immigration reform proposal, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:

“There is an undeniable distance between the politics of immigration reform within the beltway and the reality confronting millions of Americans-in-Waiting outside of the nation’s capitol.

The momentum for reform is a mandate for equality. The debate between Senators, with few exceptions, fails to recognize that. Instead they are busying themselves appeasing the imagined fears of the Right and paying too little attention to the real fears of law enforcement and deportations that actually do imperil our safety and require action.” ###

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