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Democrats to Obama: Suspend deportations

While immigration reform is stalled in Congress, site some members are calling on President Barack Obama to take the matter into his own hands, urging him to suspend deportations of undocumented immigrants. Thirty Democratic members of Congress wrote in a letter that he has the authority to pause deportations of undocumented immigrants, urging “the…


House Dems rip Obama on deportations | TheHill

Liberal House Democrats pounced on President Obama Thursday over his deportation policy, saying he’s been too tough on illegal immigrants at the expense of families. The lawmakers are urging the administration to expand its deferred action program – which allows some undocumented youngsters to remain in the United States temporarily – to adults who…


NDLON Reaction to Ramped Up Congressional Pressure to Halt Deportations

for immediate release // excuse cross-posting Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, bloewe@ndlon.org, 773.791.4668     12.05.2013 – Washington, DC In reaction to the 1 pm EST  press conference today in the House Triangle in which Democratic members of Congress are stepping up calls for the President to exercise discretion in immigration enforcement to stop unnecessary deportations, Pablo Alvarado, executive director…


Common-sense immigration reform for Massachusetts? Detainment and driving bills supported at packed Northampton forum | GazetteNet.com

There was roaring applause at First Churches on Monday night when Rebecca Fricke, district aide to state Rep. Ellen Story, read a statement from the Amherst Democrat declaring support for two bills designed to reform immigration policies on the local level. One of those bills is the Trust Act, H.1613, which would prevent individuals released by…