President’s Action Break Status Quo, Provides Millions Relief of Deportation
NEW YORK, NY – José Calderón, President of Hispanic Federation, released the following statement today after President Obama announced his plan for executive action on immigration. The President is expected to provide more details about Administrative Relief during a speech on Friday in Las Vegas, NV.
“In light of Congressional gridlock and inaction, we welcome the President’s needed, legal and sensible decision to use an executive order to address our broken and dysfunctional immigration system. As we’ve said before, if Congress won’t act to protect our families and communities, then the President must. With this announcement by the President, change is finally coming to America.”
While executive action is no substitute for long overdue legislation, this historic victory changes the status quo for millions of Latino families, providing them the opportunity to stay unified, work and live in a country they call home. However, there are still concerns. Many will not be afforded the same protection – parents of DREAMers, LGBT individuals and farmworkers.
We continue to call on Congress to act immediately, robustly and comprehensively to provide a permanent legislative solution for our nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. We will not rest until we have a just, humane, and inclusive immigration policy reform in the United States”