Mr. President, Yes You Can! Use the Power of the Pen!

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Mr. President, Yes You Can! Use the Power of the Pen!

As Lawmakers Drag their Feet, Latino Leaders and Allies Call on President Obama to use "The Power of the Pen" to Halt Deportations Immediately

CHICAGO - Today, on President's Day, Latino Immigrant leaders and allies launch a campaign asking the President to use "The Power of the Pen" to provide immediate relief from deportation to undocumented immigrants. President Obama has indicated he will use the power of his pen to issue executive orders to keep the country moving forward when Congress cannot or will not take action. NALACC members call on him to use that power to keep immigrant families together and provide relief from deportation to millions of hardworking immigrants.

"Our families are still living in fear as more than 1,000 people continue to be deported every single day, most of whom have committed no other infraction than living in this country without an immigrant visa," stated Claudia Lucero, NALACC's Board President. "Instead of making excuses for the continuation of this inhumane deportation machine, President Obama should use his authority as Chief Executive to end it," added Mrs. Lucero.

"As our elected officials drag their feet and fail to fix our broken immigration system, it makes sense to stop breaking families apart in the service of enforcing a deeply inhumane, immoral and obsolete policy," commented Oscar Chacon, NALACC's Executive Director. "Stopping the current record-breaking pattern of deportations is a great first step toward building a positive, constructive spirit for reform," added Mr. Chacon.

Beginning on Feb. 17, NALACC member organizations and allies will initiate a series of local and national actions intended to gradually increase the visibility of this campaign and put an end to deportations.

For more information please contact us at info@nalacc.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/NALACC2004  

Chicago, IL -- Hoy, en el Día del Presidente, miembros y aliados de NALACC darán inicio a una campaña pidiendo al presidente que utilice "El Poder de la Pluma" para poner un alto a las deportaciones. El presidente Obama ha indicado que el utilizará su autoridad presidencial para firmar órdenes ejecutivas que aseguren que el país siga adelante cuando el Congreso falle en tomar acción. Miembros y aliados de NALACC le exigirán al Presidente que utilice su poder para mantener nuestras familias unidas y dar alivio a millones de inmigrantes que son amenazados por las deportaciones.

"Nuestras familias siguen siendo aterrorizadas ya que más de 1,000 personas son deportadas diariamente y la mayoría ni siquiera ha cometido alguna infracción más que vivir en este país sin visa," declaro Claudia Lucero, Presidenta de NALACC "En vez de seguir buscando excusas para continuar con esta máquina inhumana de deportaciones, El presidente Obama debería utilizar su autoridad como jefe executivo para poner un alto," añadió, Claudia Lucero.

"Mientras nuestros legisladores fallan en arreglar el sistema inadecuado actual de migración, tiene sentido poner un alto a la separación de familias y dejar de implementar una política inhumana, inmoral y obsoleta," comento Oscar Chacón, Director Ejecutivo de NALACC. "Poner un alto a las deportaciones masivas actuales es un nuevo paso para crear un espíritu positivo y constructivo de reforma," añadió Sr. Chacón.

A partir del 17 de febrero, organizaciones miembros y aliados de NALACC darán inicio a una serie de acciones locales que irán gradualmente incrementándose con la meta de avanzar esta campaña y alcanzar un alto a las deportaciones. Para más información contáctenos por correo electrónico a info@nalacc.org o Facebook a www.facebook.com/NALACC2004

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