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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


June 23, 2016

Statement from Presente.org’s Managing Director, Matt Nelson:

"President Obama should not allow his legacy to be Deporter-In-Chief. He has the ability to end his massive deportation program through a series of executive action alternatives at his disposal. Our work and fight-back is not over either. Now, more than ever, we need to renew our commitment to justice until all immigrants receive the dignity and justice we deserve.

"Unless the Obama Administration acts now, more than 4 million immigrants - our neighbors, friends, mothers, and children - will continue to be devastated by the deportation machine. No human being is illegal. Judge Hanen dramatically overstepped his bounds in a politically motivated decision, and judges in the other 12 circuits can and should work to correct his reckless overreach."

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Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latino organizing group; advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture.