Friday, November 14, 2014

Tell President Obama- Take Action on Immigration

President Obama has committed to take action on immigration but there are a lot of people who don't want him to—namely, House Republicans.
These are the same House Republicans who have had more than a year to act on the immigration reform bill that the Senate passed—but did nothing instead.
As Republicans try to stop the president, we need to show him that the American people overwhelmingly support him taking action for millions of families.
According to a Nov. 13th New York Times piece, the president's executive action to keep immigrant families together could come as soon as next week. Regardless of the exact timing, we're closer than ever from the biggest immigration victory in decades -- and Republicans are panicking.
They've already begun issuing threats to keep up their bad track record of blocking any immigration reforms while making vague pledges to pass legislation. No more ploys. We are not falling for that false promise again.

President Obama has committed to act by the end of the year, and he needs to know now more than ever that we have his back in improving our broken immigration system.
While a permanent solution still requires Congress to pass commonsense, comprehensive immigration reform, President Obama can take the first step in turning the tide.
Sylvia Ruiz
Director, SEIU Immigrant Justice Campaign

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