Last night, President Obama paved the way for millions of people to “come out of the shadows and get right with the law,” with his executive action. President Obama protected millions of families from being torn apart, and refocused America’s deportation efforts on “felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mother who’s working hard to provide for her kids.” We applaud the actions taken by President Obama to address our broken immigration system, and we thank him for his courage to give a voice to so many who, before yesterday, were voiceless. I would like to highlight this piece from Sojourners’ Jim Wallis that best explains that this executive action put people before politics.
- Immigration Impact’s Amanda Peterson Beadle on the impact of President Obama Announces Immigration Executive Action.
- America’s Voice explains The Reason Why Obama is Giving a Major Speech In Nevada.
- Sojourners’ Jim Wallis explains how President Obama’s Executive Action focuses on Putting People Before Politics.
- ColorLines Aura Bogado explains How DACA Will Be Expanded Under Obama.
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