Options Still Remain,
Despite Beltway Proclamations to Contrary
September 20, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
In response to the Greg Sargent piece quoting Congressman Luis Gutierrez as stating that the House Gang of 7 bill will not be put forward, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), issued the following statement:
“At this crucial moment, President Obama’s leadership is needed. He can – and must – take action to alleviate immigrants’ suffering and propel much needed legislation forward.
“Despite the President’s statements to the contrary, options do remain that can help immigrants, break the logjam in Congress, and offer leverage for a positive bill. Answering the wide call to suspend deportations and expand deferred action is an obvious trump card the President has in his hands to qualitatively change the nature of the debate.