. Washington, DC.
In response to the President’s speech this morning on immigration reform, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement.
“The President must lead by example by exercising his broad authority and discretion. Actions speak louder than words, and there are several steps the President can take today to advance reform. There continues to be a wide distance between the President’s rhetoric and his record. To close that gap, the President must cease the 1,100 daily deportations he currently oversees. He must end the failed Se Communities program which has led to unprecedented criminalization of immigrants. Those two actions would help to ensure a productive debate in Congress.”