In response to made to local jails in the President's first term, Pablo Alvarado, executive director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statement:
"This is further proof of the troubling contradiction between the President's words and his actions on immigration. The evidence is in. The Obama Administration's policy of using police as immigration '' through programs like Secure Communities has violated civil rights, imperiled public safety, and compounded injustice. Moreover, the Obama Administration has failed to be transparent about what amounts to a radical change in implementation of US immigration policy.
Join with people working in RI and MA to end the deportations and insist on real, just, humane comprehensive immigration reform. (FYI, so far, there are no such proposals on the table, only plans that will make the nightmare worse.)