Cut off Se Communities Program, Grant Relief to Victims of Sheriff Arpaio
– Phoenix, AZ
In response to President Obama’s visit to Maricopa County, Arizona, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
“While Congress has the responsibility to rewrite immigration law, the President has the responsibility to enforce existing laws in a just and fair manner. Both congress and the President have failed in their duty, and the civil and human rights crisis in Arizona is proof.
The President’s visit to Arizona is a return to the scene of a perfect political crime committed by this administration. The extreme prejudice of Jan Brewer and Sheriff Arpaio allow the President to denounce their positions while collaborating on their policies of mass deportation. President Obama needs to resolve the crisis he helped create. He can start with deactivating the Se Communities deportation quota program so that Arizona’s discriminatory policing cannot result in unjust deportation. He should provide relief to the victims of Sheriff Arpaio instead of continuing to deport them.”