Monday, November 22, 2010

Advocates Press Obama to Issue Executive Order on Immigration Reform

NEW YORK—The immigrant community is voicing frustration that two years into his term, President Obama still has not used his broad executive powers to reform the “unjust” and “inhuman” immigration system.

Borrowing from a 1960s civil rights campaign, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) launched a campaign called With the Stroke of a Pen on November 15 to remind Obama that reforms are long overdue. The campaign comes as the prospects for congressional action on comprehensive immigration reform have dimmed, following Republican gains in the midterm elections...

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