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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: Obama, Democrats Still Have a Long Way to Go To Win Back Latino Support

Make no mistake— Democrats still have a long way to go to win back the trust and support of Latinos before 2016, but today’s announcement was an important step forward.

Nov. 20, 2014

Statement from Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org:
“Make no mistake— Democrats still have a long way to go to win back the trust and support of Latinos before 2016, but today’s announcement was an important step forward. This is a major victory for the millions of families who will no longer have to live with the daily fear of being torn apart. It's also a major vindication for undocumented immigrants and grassroot leaders who put everything on the line and dared to believe that we could hold President Obama and the Democrats to a higher bar when many in DC said it was impossible.

"Today’s announcement is only a partial solution: 7 million immigrants were left out of today’s proposal all together, ensuring more deportations, separated families, and the continuation of detention for nearly 34,000 immigrants, including children, as a result of a profit-generating bed mandate for private prisons. On top of all of that, border and immigrant communities are being terrorized on the border every day, facing violence and outright murder. This militarization of our border must end."

"Today marks a major step forward to repairing the damaged relationship between Latinos and Democrats, and we hope it signals a new era in which both parties work harder to end the attacks on immigrant and Latino lives."