Saturday, September 6, 2014
1:05 PM CAUSA Communications Department No comments
Salem, Ore. – Following President Obama's decision to delay administrative action and provide relief for immigrant families, Andrea Miller, Executive Director of Causa Oregon released the following statement:
“The President's decision today to delay administrative action until after the mid-term election means immigrant parents and children will continue to lose their families to a broken, deportation-crazed system given free rein by a dysfunctional Congress."
“This delay is based in lack of courage and heartlessness. A delay of weeks may not seem like a lot to a politician in Washington D.C., but it will have tragic consequences for the fathers, mothers, sons and daughters who will be separated from their families in that time. "
“President Obama has broken yet another promise he had made to immigrant families. Backing down in the face of squeamish Democratic Senators and GOP bullies, he has put politics ahead of the lives of these families and the urgent needs of America. Immigrant families and allies in Oregon and Nationwide will respond to this lack of leadership with a brave and fierce determination to make sure promises are kept.”
Causa, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization is the largest Hispanic civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information about Causa, please visit www.causaoregon.org