TO ALL MEDIA: Press Conference at Lincoln United Methodist Church Wednesday November 5 5pm immediately after President Obama announces plans for executive action to give relief to the immigrant community CONTACT: Robert Barrera 773-574-1726 or Sara Walker 773-580-4000 The demand of the Latino community for broad and generous executive action on immigration is stronger and more immediate now after the election. We want to make clear that we are beginning to organize for an independed candidacy for the Presidency in 2016 and petitions drafting Congressman Gutierrez were circulated in over a dozen states yesterday. If the President does not give us executive action by Thanksgiving we will go forward with a national effort to present that candidacy in 2016. *The Democratic Party must come to understand that there will be a consequence for their broken promises to our community. What must executive action include? *Executive action should provide legal status to all those who were covered in the Senate bill passed last year- at a minimum. *Any effort to exclude the parents of “dreamer” is unacceptable *Provision must be made for the parents of U.S. citizen children who have been deported to return. Should executive action be delayed if negotiations for legislation are initiated by the Republican Party? NO. NO. NO! Given the consistent of attacks on Latino immigrants by the Republican Party and their failure to even consider the Senate Bill in the House of Representatives there is not reason to believe that an acceptable bill will be passed through a Republican controlled Congress. Even if an acceptable bill could be passed in the next two years executive action should be initiated immediately in the interim- as it was by the Republican Presidents in 1989 and 1990.
Posted on: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:31:04 +0000
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