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Road to Citizenship Starts with Suspension of Deportations

NDLON Response to Senate Framework on Immigration Reform   01.28.2013 – Los Angeles, CAIn response to the Senate framework for immigration reform being announced later today, Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:   “The Senate debate about 11 million people’s path to citizenship- fundamentally a debate about our pursuit…

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President Can ‘Quarterback’ on Immigration Reform by Declaring a Moratorium on Deportations

President’s Executive Action Can Lead by Example for Congress    In response to the news of the President and Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ meeting regarding immigration reform today, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement:   “This nation is in desperate need of modernizing its immigration laws. If…

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Se Communities Program: A law enforcement project that didn’t work

Many police organizations regretted participation In what was lauded a few years ago as “ . . . future of immigration enforcement, ” local law enforcement agencies are no longer obligated to comply with the Se Communities Program, see a once federally-mandated policy of deporting individuals considered threatening to public safety. California Attorney General Kamala Harris earlier this month released county and municipal law enforcement agencies from detaining and transferring illegal immigrants to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for deportation. Since March 2011, more than 150,000 convicted criminal aliens have been booked into ICE custody resulting in more than 75,000 deportations. It is reported that law enforcement nationwide arrests about 1 million non-citizens accused of crimes. The program was controversial from its start.

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Immigration reform: Obama needs to close gap between rhetoric and reality

Obama Inauguration“We must act,” declared President Barack Obama in his second inaugural address. “We cannot afford to delay.”

On a diverse stage that reflected the legacy of our country’s social movements for gay, women, and civil rights, the president spoke about the nation’s unfinished journey towards greater equality. Making reference to the voices of past civil rights leaders, the president forcefully spoke to meet the nation’s challenges, especially our duty to advance equality for gays, women, and immigrants.

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