Obama Pressured to Protect Migrant Families During Briefing to the Nation

A coalition of pro-immigrant organizations and California Democratic politicians are demanding that President Obama announce measures to protect migrant families during his address to the nation next week.

Ángeles Sanbrano, Executive Director of the Mexican Network of Migrant Leaders and Organizations, told Noticiero Latino that “we are going to ask, to demand that President Obama stop deportations and extend a protected status to undocumented families who would qualify under immigration reform. ”.

This demand is supported by the state Senator, Ron Calderón, the Los Angeles Councilman, Gil Cedillo and the president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, David Chiu, who on Friday, January 28, the day of the Obama report, will present a resolution to face the humanitarian crisis caused by deportations, a drama that continues at a rate of 1,200 per day. The San Francisco resolution includes a moratorium on the electronic employer verification program, known as E-verfy.

Sanbrano affirmed that this lawsuit will be made public tomorrow, Friday, during several press conferences in California and other cities in the country such as Chicago, Illinois, and added that in California they will continue to propose that the state’s Municipal Councils approve similar resolutions to protect migrant families. given that they consider it very difficult for the immigration reform to be approved this year.