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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Presente.org Statement on Obama Meeting with Congressional Hisp. Caucus

July 10, 2013

“As advocates for immigration reform and as members of the Latino community, we hope that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and President Obama are discussing ways that “comprehensive immigration reform” will alleviate the the rise of violence, abuse and murder by the Border Patrol against Latinos living near the US-Mexico border. Enough border militarization is enough. Thousands have signed our petition demanding that the Hispanic Caucus stand up for border communities by rejecting the Corker-Hoeven amendment and any further extremist proposals to militarize the border.”