Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Immigration Rights Advocates want to Weigh in With President-Elect Obama

Immigration turned out not to be a pressing issue in the 2008 Presidential campaign.  But President-Elect Obama, it appears, will be getting an earful on the subject.

The Washington Post reports that "Dozens of immigrant advocates from across the country convened in Washington yesterday to call on President- elect Barack Obama to halt work-site immigration raids and fulfill campaign pledges to offer the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States a path to citizenship within his first year in office."

The El Paso Times reports that "A delegation from El Paso that includes some top elected officials will join a coalition of immigrant advocates in Washington, D.C., next week to urge President-elect Barack Obama to adopt changes in immigration policies and procedures. The coalition will present a 38-page report titled "Effective Border Policy: Security, Responsibility and Human Rights," which contains 70 recommendations for federal policymakers, community advocates and faith leaders."


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Last year Rahm Emanuel told a Hispanic activist that “there is no way comprehensive immigration reform is happening in the Democratic House, in the Democratic Senate, in the Democratic presidency, in the first term.” Thank you Rahm!

Posted by: Thomas Lillich | Nov 12, 2008 2:32:13 PM

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