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Congress is going on break and in that time an estimated 44,000 people will be deported. Our lawmakers have once again failed to do what we have sent them to Washington to do on our behalf – legislate.
Showing Up for Racial Justice and other immigrant rights groups are working to keep attention on this issue as Congress leaves the Capitol. Check out the resources below and take action for the 44,000 and all those awaiting immigrant justice.
Re-posted from SURJ
As the likelihood of a comprehensive bill on immigration reform coming out of Congress looks bleak, and any bill or piece-meal bills would have a “border-enforcement first” agenda, there are ways President Obama can take action to influence Congress, or make improvements to the immigration system and lives of migrants right away.
Two organizations, National Day Laborer Organizing Network and Not One More Deportation, have been continuing to pressure Obama and the White House, highlighting the record-number deportations he’s authorized, and the power he holds to make change. There was a recent rally in DC and an organized and ongoing National Fast to put pressure on Obama to stop the deportations and fix the broken immigration system.
Support the rally and fast at notonemoredeportation.com
Video of rally at the White House
Article: Obama’s Trump Card on Immigration: The president can push ahead on reform without Congress: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-peacock-immigration-deportation-house-20130801,0,2692266.story
Seize the Moment: 6 Concrete Immigration Steps for the President (by Pablo Alvarado of NDLON): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pablo-alvarado/seize-the-moment-6-concre_b_2159914.html