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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

Latino Activists Reject Rumored Obama Administration Proposals to Help Limited Number of Undocumented Immigrants

Presente.org Mobilizes Members, Requests Reprieve That Ends Deportations for All 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants

Aug. 21, 2014

As President Obama considers options for an upcoming executive order on immigration policy, Presente.org, the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group, strongly rejects rumored administration proposals for an executive order covering less than half of the more than 11 million undocumented Americans in the US-- and is instead pushing for relief for all undocumented immigrants.

“We want relief from an all out assault on Latino family unity-- we need more than lip service to combat the rampant racial profiling and deportations currently plaguing our communities. Anything short of relief for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in America will ensure ongoing mass-deportations and separation of Latino families,” said Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org, the nation's largest online Latino organizing group. “With the amount of hate against Latinos on display shown by Republican leaders in the House, we need President Obama to seize the opportunity and fight back against his ‘deporter in chief’ status.”

More than 10,000 Presente.org members have already signed a petition calling on the President to grant relief that stops the deportations and separation of immigrant families.

See the petition here: http://act.presente.org/sign/ExecOrder_11_million/

Last March, Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL) Menendez (D-NJ) and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus also called on President Obama to reduce deportations for those who qualified under Senate Immigration Bill S.744, which would allow more than 8 million undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.