Immigrants' advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says.
Since 2008, the Obama administration has deported almost 2 million people, more than during any other presidency.
Immigration fraud is a nationwide problem. Unscrupulous individuals, many posing as attorneys, promise immigrants assistance, but they fail to deliver.
"We are taking our message to John Boehner that he must put immigration reform to a vote."
The Republican principles give some things to the immigrant community but also impose severe new repressive measures.
NDLON says current deportations, now approaching 2 million, run counter to U.S. history, have broken up at least 100,000 families, and damage the U.S. economy.
Cindy Garcia delivered a heartfelt plea on behalf of her husband as she fasted during the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12.
29 members of the House of Representatives has sent a letter to President Obama asking that he respond to Republican obstructionism on immigration reform legislation.
Eliseo Medina and his fasting colleagues ended their D.C. vigil by handing off the fast to a group of successors.
Once again John Boehner has allowed a right-wing extremist cabal in Congress to control the fate of important legislation.