In anticipation of the President’s speech on immigration reform today, Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement:
While we hope the President makes the case for political equality today, promises and mere words are no longer satisfactory.  To ensure a productive debate in Congress, deportations must be suspended for everyone the way they were suspended for students.”
It makes no sense for the President to give a speech on legalization while continuing to deport the very people he professes to wish to include as citizens. Actions speak louder than words and Latinos and the immigrant community are waiting to see the relief Dreamers earned with DACA applied to all undocumented people as Congress debates a way forward.”

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