Honored to join Tuesday’s @americasvoice press call: Who is the Obama Administration Really Deporting?
April 7, 2014 Leave a comment
From America’s Voice:
For Immediate Release: Contact: Katy Green
April 7, 2014 650-464-1545
**** PRESS CALL ****
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at noon EST
DIAL: 866-952-7532; Passcode: DEPORTATION
Advocates from Northern and Southern Borders Discuss Monday’s NYT Story on Deportations, Faces Behind DHS “Priorities”
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, April 8, immigrant advocates from Ohio and New Mexico will speak on a conference call with reporters to highlight cases and definitions raised by Monday’s New York Times exposé on the Obama Administration’s deportation record. For years, the Administration has claimed that its immigration enforcement focused on “criminals” and “border crossers,” while the faces highlighted in this article show a dramatically different reality.
This seminal analysis from the New York Times, based on data obtained from the Department of Homeland Security, shows that nearly 80% of people deported by the Obama Administration are ordinary immigrants, not high-priority “criminals.” The article paints a disturbing picture of how the Obama Administration achieved its record level of deportations by working hand in glove with local law enforcement, and reclassified ordinary immigrants as “criminals” and “border crossers” through aggressive prosecutions and overly expansive definitions.
Both the facts and stories make it clear that, despite the Administration’s policy of prosecutorial discretion introduced 2011, immigrants with deep roots in the U.S., who would qualify for citizenship under the Senate-passed immigration bill, are still being deported.
WHAT: Who is the Obama Administration Really Deporting?
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4th at 12pm ET
Veronica Dahlberg, Executive Director, HOLA Ohio
David Leopold, Immigration Attorney, Cleveland, OH and Past President of American Immigration Lawyers Association
Monica García, Regional Coordinator, Border Network for Human Rights, Las Cruces, New Mexico
Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund
DIAL-IN INFO: 866-952-7532; Passcode: DEPORTATION
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