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Leaders Convene At White House Over Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON - The White House convened a meeting of prominent leaders from the business, Latino and immigrant communities to discuss a strategy to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.

 

 

 

 

 

The following is a statement from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, who attended the meeting:

 

 

“Today’s meeting of business CEOs, key leaders of the faith and civil rights communities, as well as elected officials, is a useful step in moving forward the national conversation about comprehensive immigration reform. While we welcome this meeting, the President can and must do more to address our nation’s serious need for immigration reform.

 

As a result of federal inaction, state legislatures have taken matters into their own hands. Several considered or are considering extreme measures similar to Arizona’s immigration legislation. While most of these efforts have failed, too many have succeeded. Any day now, the Governor of Georgia is expected to sign a harsh law similar to Arizona’s. Attorney General Holder must promptly file suit against Georgia and other states that pass extreme, unconstitutional measures.

 

The Administration, however, can do much more than sue Arizona. The President can make changes now to help to alleviate the crisis. He should:

 

·      Grant extreme hardship waivers of three- and 10-year bars to parents of U.S. citizen children so they may live in the United States and raise their American citizen children.

·      Wisely deploy enforcement resources including prioritizing enforcement resources so that DREAM eligible students are not deported and so that hard working families aren’t ensnared in the detention and deportation disaster fostered by our broken immigration system.

·      Halt the expansion of the Secure Communities program until the Administration has created the internal safeguards and accountability needed to ensure that it focuses on the worst criminals and protects everyone’s civil rights.

·      Immediately end the wasteful, fatally flawed 287g program.

 

Moving forward, the President should also convene key Democratic and Republican leaders to craft comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

 

Such legislation is long overdue, and the President should insist that the key leaders produce a bill that can move immediately.

 

However, the President should not wait for Congressional leaders. He should introduce his own vision for reform and lay out a legislative strategy to get it done. We would like the President to use the full power and resources of his office, and the bully pulpit, to push comprehensive immigration legislation forward.”

 


STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

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