March , 2019

Email This Post Email This Post

The following is a statement by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) responding to President Obama’s delay of DHS policy changes

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) calls on President Obama and Department of Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson to stop putting politics before families and reconsider delaying administrative relief for deportations. Two million deportations are too many, and for the 1,100 deported per day it will be two months too many. We urge President Obama to act on administrative relief now.

Every day that passes without administrative relief is another day where our mothers and fathers, our daughters and sons are separated by the broken immigration system. 60,000 people will be deported between now and August, an unconscionable delay.

“The President says that he is giving House Republicans enough space to pass immigration reform in this session of Congress,”  said ICIRR’s CEO Lawrence Benito.  “But for thousands of families who will be torn apart in the coming weeks, simply hoping House Republicans will act on immigration reform is nothing more than an empty promise.”

ICIRR will continue to demand that US House Republican leaders John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Peter Roskam to do the right thing and bring immigration reform to the House floor for an immediate vote.

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a statewide coalition of more than 130 organizations dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society. For more information, visit www.icirr.org.

ICIRR is a member of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the nation’s largest coalition of grassroots immigrant-rights organizations, with groups organizing for immigrant justices at the local, state and federal level in more than 30 states. For more information, go to fairimmigration.org, or follow FAIR on Facebook and Twitter.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

Recent Posts