Today, President Obama's Administration confirmed that he will not take executive action on immigration until after the mid-term elections. On June 30, the President had made a promise to immigrant families that he would do everything within his power to fix our broken immigration system by the end of summer.
Our coalition is extremely disappointed and angry that President Obama has chosen to put election year politics above immigrant families. At the current rate of 1100 deportations every day, President Obama will have deported another 66,000 people by election day.
Our coalition will keep fighting with our allies and partner organizations across the country to put pressure on President Obama to act quickly and provide expansive relief to our communities. We also won't wait for President Obama to deliver relief. We will work locally to protect our families from the deportation machine that devestates our communities through programs like Secure Communities.