Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Congressional Letter Calling for Suspension of Deportations

Congressional Letter Calling for Suspension of Deportations

Ratings: (0)|Views: 123 |Likes:
Published by Bjustb Loewe
On Dec. 5th, 2013 29 Congresspeople urged the President to help reform by using his powers to grant relief and suspend deportations.
On Dec. 5th, 2013 29 Congresspeople urged the President to help reform by using his powers to grant relief and suspend deportations.

More info:

Published by: Bjustb Loewe on Dec 06, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/14/2014

pdf

text

original

 
Congress
of
IIje
United
states
aaaaslffngtmt
£
20515
PresidentBarack
Obama
TheWhiteHouse
1600PennsylvaniaAve. N.W.
Washington D.C.20500
 
December
5
 2013
Dear
Mr.President
TheundersignedMembers
of
Congressrespectfullyrequestthatyoususpendanyfurther
deportationsandexpandthesuccessfuldeferredactionprogramtoallthosewhowouldbe
potentialcitizensunderimmigrationreform.
Westandbythe543faith-based labor neighborhood legal andcivilrightsorganizations includingtheAFL-CIO MALDEF UnitedWeDream andNDLONthatsupportthisproposal
andagreethatthisisthebestwaytoadvancethepathtocitizenshipforundocumentedindividualsacrossthecountry.Weappreciateyourcommitmenttoreformingournation sbrokenimmigrationpoliciesforthebenefit
of
all.Inthecontext
of
theintransigence
of
asmallnumber
of
legislatorsthatarewillingtoholdthelegislationhostageunlesswepassaseries
of
incrediblyextremeproposals acessation
of
thedeportation
of
the1 100potentialcitizensexpelleddailywoulddoagreatdealto
settheparameters
of
theconversation.
Letusnottakethesepolicieslightly.Everydeportation
of
afather asister oraneighbortearsatoursocialconsciousness;everyunnecessaryraidanddetentionseriouslythreatensthefabric
of
civillibertieswesworetouphold.WearetalkingaboutAmericanfamiliesandAmerican
communities.CriminalizingAmericanfamiliesorgivinglocallawenforcementthe
responsibilitytochoosewhostaysandwhogoes isnottherightoption.OureffortsinCongresswillonlybehelpedbythesensibleandmoralstep
of
stopping
deportations.
Aswehaveseenwithdeferredactionforchildhoodarrivals suchreliefbringswithitthebenefit
of
activeparticipationinthedebatebyundocumentedpeoplethemselves.Whentheirstoriesare
knownandvoicesareheard wehavewitnessedhowthedebateshifts.Thefearandxenophobia
thatblockprogressonlyshrinkinthedisplay
of
theircourage.Butleftunchecked thethreat
of
deportationswillpreventsomanyfromcomingforwardandcontributingtothenationalconversation.Instead thespecter
of
deportationremovesthehumanandgroundingelementin
anypoliticaldiscussion—thoseindividualswhoaremostdirectlyimpacted.
PRINTEDONRECYCLEDPAPER
 
Thesenselessoppositionthatneitherreflectsthepublicwill northemoralresponsibilitywe
hold shouldnotallowustoprolongtheneedlesssuffering
of
thosewhocouldsosoonhavetheir
placeinoursocietyfullyrecognized.Infact takingastrongsteptowardgrantingreliefwould
moveusinthedirection
of
wheretheimmigrationdebaterightfullyshouldstart withthe
legalization
of
elevenmillionmen
and
womenwho
call
the
UnitedStates
their
home.
Asthedebateproceeds itisnecessarytoexpandtheprotections
of
ourfuturecitizensthatwere
establishedbytheDeferredActionforChildhoodArrivalsprogramandgrantittothefamilyandneighborsandall
of
thosewhohavemadetheirlivesherebutareyettobefullyrecognized.
Wecannotcontinuetowitnesspotentialcitizensinourdistrictsgothroughtheanguish
of
deportationwhenlegalizationcouldbejustaroundthecornerforthem.Welooktoyoutofirmly
contributetoadvancinginclusionforimmigrantsbysuspendingdeportationsandexpanding
DACA.
Sincerely Theundersigned
RaijlM.Grijalva
iber
of
Congress
J^ JJAe
ladeleineBordallo
Member
of
Congress
JohnDelaney
Member
of
Congress
H)J @
 aKs
YvetteClarke
Member
of
CongressTonyCardenas
Member
of
CongressLloydDoggettMember
of
Congress
 
GwenMo
Member
of
Congress
^ n
O wrtol.
Beto
O Rourke
Member
of
Congress
CharlesRangelMember
of
Congress
 
v Vfdc
Schakowskyember
of
Congress
DinaTitus
Member
of
Congress
FilemonVela
Member
of
Congress
^-^Qrace
Napolitano
 
Member
of
Congress
MarkPocan
Member
of
CongressBobbyL.Rush
Member
of
Congress
MarkTakano
Member
of
Congress
vU
Marc
Veasey
Member
of
Congress

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->