Obama Can’t Be Champion of Reform and Deporter-in-Chief At the Same Time
November 15, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
In response to the DHS announcement that it will not pursue deportation of military relatives due to ‘stress and anxiety’ it can cause, Marisa Franco, organizer for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
“The memo is a reflection of two basic facts:  first, current US deportation policy is unjust, and second, the President has the power to do something about it.    The anxiety that military families being separated experience is a trauma that no family should go through. We applaud the step and it underscores the truth that the President can and should do more, for all families. The President has the legal authority and the moral obligation to significantly expand upon the memo released today.” 

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