SEIU president Mary Kay Henry joined 15 other leaders in urging President Obama to let an estimated five to six million undocumented adults stay in the U.S.
President Obama's anticipated order that would shield millions of immigrants now living illegally in the U.S. from deportation is not without precedent.
The Midterm Elections have almost certainly put an end to any possibility of a legislated immigration reform until Jan. 2017.
Anger is still boiling after Obama announced he was delaying his announcement of more executive relief for immigrants until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.
Despite his anger, U.S. Rep Luis Gutiérrez (D, Il.) said people should not allow their disgust regarding inaction on immigration reform to keep them from voting in November.
"Is this what we have come to? Divided up, as working people, based on where we came from? The president must halt the 1,000 daily deportations."
"What we are seeing in Artesia is nothing less than a sham process that values expediency over justice".
The AFL-CIO has demanded that President Obama take administrative action to remove the threat of deportation hanging over some 11 million immigrants.
Up to 2,000 immigrant children will be cared for in Dallas under a plan announced by County Judge Clay Jenkins at the Texas Democratic Party Convention June 28.
Each year, the government initiates immigration court proceedings against thousands of children, some of whom have lived in the U.S. for years.