Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sign petition. President Obama: Hold The Line

from Adam Luna, America's Voice

Last week, the White House announced a new policy which says that DREAM Act youth and immigrants who haven’t committed serious crimes, and who meet other reasonable criteria, won’t face deportation.

When I heard the news, I did a double-take. Is this new policy everything we’ve been asking for? No, it’s not. However, we believe it’s a critical step forward with big potential.

And there’s no doubt about it – you made this happen. Together, we tirelessly pushed the Obama Administration to change its ways and now, the President has begun to lead. If fully implemented, the new policy could keep hundreds of thousands of families together.

But now isn’t the time to declare victory and end our campaign. Like any new announcement from Washington, it will only become a reality on the ground if people like you ensure that the Obama Administration fulfills its commitment. Already, the anti-immigrant extremists are flooding the White House with calls to get them to back down. We’ve got to show the White House there are even MORE people who want them to press on.

Please join us and send a message to the President. We’re asking him to stand strong against the extremists and make his new policy a reality on the ground.
Click on the headline to sign petition.

Here’s how the new policy is supposed to work:

The administration will review cases of the 300,000 people currently in deportation proceedings, and those who meet certain criteria should have their cases closed. Next, agents and attorneys at the Dept. of Homeland Security will be directed to keep people like this out of deportation proceedings from now on.

I know that after fighting so hard against policies which have led to one million deportations, many of you are concerned about whether the Obama Administration will really stick to this new policy and halt the deportation of DREAM youth and others. We hear that and share your concern.

However, we must not waste this opportunity. We must take advantage of this moment to work together and stop the deportations of hundreds of thousands of people who deserve to be here.

It’s our job to ensure this new policy is the beginning and not the end of reforms. To do that, the President will have to stand up to the extremists – and we have to tell him to hold strong and keep moving in the right direction.

Will you sign the letter to the President telling him to Hold The Line?

Thank you for what you are doing to change history.

All the best,

Adam Luna
America's Voice

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