Nation Cannot Afford Immigration Policy Driven by Politically Motivated Deportation Quota
February 26, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
In response to the news of ICE releasing some detainees as it undergoes a review related to budget considerations, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of NDLON issued the following statement:
“We cannot afford morally to be a society where immigration policy is driven by a politically-motivated deportation quota. The Obama Administration’s decision to enlist police as  immigration ‘force multipliers’ has come at great cost- to our local and national budgets, to our safety, and to our constitutional rights.    
The President should move aggressively to reunite the families currently divided by detention not only to save money but to bring immigration policy back in line with cherished national values.   The country simply can no longer afford to criminalize those who labor to make a better life for their families.  The logical course of action to reduce unnecessary detention is to end programs like Se Communities that funnel people into its dragnet.” 
At 1:00pm Eastern today NDLON will host a national telebriefing with elected officials from states proposing local initiatives to protect public safety and their residents from the impact of record deportations.  Email Bloewe {at} for Call-in details.

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