Congress will soon leave for a five-week vacation. But that does not mean that we can’t make some progress on immigration reform while they are away!
President Barack Obama is reportedly considering some major changes.
According to a recent LA Times news article:
“Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks.” Click here to be taken to our website where the full article is posted.
As you know, Virginia Organizing and many other groups have been working very hard to encourage Congress to act on comprehensive immigration reform, but Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner and House leadership have ignored the voices of millions of Americans calling for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
It’s time to go over their heads.
Would you please call President Obama at 866-473-5915 and encourage him to take executive action to stop the deportations that are tearing families apart? Tell him what you believe: we need comprehensive immigration reform and he should take whatever action gets us closer to that goal.
Congress’ delays have cost far too much for far too many people already. Not one more family should be torn apart by our nation’s failing immigration policies.
Call President Obama at 866-473-5915 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to encourage action to stop deportations.
P.S. We will have a major action in Harrisonburg on Wednesday, July 30. Our Harrisonburg Chapter leaders will be presenting Congressman Bob Goodlatte with a backbone – a symbol of what he has been missing. As Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, he has not taken action that is needed to fix what even he says is a “broken immigration system.” Call his Roanoke office at (540) 857-2672 and encourage him to do something! Contact Isabel Castillo for more information.
We will also have other immigration reform actions across the state in the next month:
“Light The Way” vigil in Virginia Beach on August 1 (Contact Laura Castro for more information)
“Light the Way” vigil on the Eastern Shore on August 23 (Contact Laura Castro for more information)
Vigil in Fredericksburg on August 25 (Contact Addie Alexander for more information)