“Just like Latinos, Asian Americans have family members, friends and neighbors who are without papers. It is estimated that 11 percent of all unauthorized people in the United States are Asian. A majority of Asians are first generation immigrants who are greatly affected by the inadequacies of our immigration system. Asian immigrants are among those who wait the longest – up to two decades – to be reunited with their loved ones because of immigration backlogs. Highly educated and skilled Asian immigrants can wait up to six years before earning a green card.”
Obama Moving on Immigration Reform Now
According to the link above, President Obama needs to be a leader, keep a clear message, and move quickly.
President Obama has repeatedly been none of those things on many issues (except for deportations where he is the undisputed king) so in other words, immigration reform is going to be a disaster.
‘Why Don’t You Just Make Yourself Legal?’ Jose Antonio Vargas Answers in a TED Talk
By TED HESSON
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas has actually come out twice during his life, as gay and as an undocumented immigrant.
He addresses that in this TED Talk from October, when he answers one of the common questions in the immigration debate: Why don’t undocumented immigrants get in line and come to the U.S. legally?
Here’s his response:
“Reeling from Romney’s loss on Tuesday against Obama’s multiracial majority, House Speaker John Boehner made a bold attempt last night to keep his party relevant, telling ABC’s Diane Sawyer that Republicans would get behind immigration reform.
“This issue has been around far too long,” he said, “and while I believe it’s important for us to secure our borders and to enforce our laws, I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”
The comments were an effort by the Speaker to get out in front on immigration and a major shift for the party that’s stood firmly in the way of any legislative action on immigration.”
“We’re not going to round up people around the country and deport them. I believe people make their own choices as to whether they want to go home and that’s what I mean by self-deportation, people decide if they want to go back to the country of their origin.”
Republican presidential candidate MITT ROMNEY.
He really said this.
At a candidates’ forum.
Hosted by Univision.
Any wonder why he’s reportedly polling at 26% to the President’s 68% among registered Latino voters?
(via The Wall Street Journal)
— inothernews (via election)
Latin@s are not single issue voters so while this may seem silly to many of you (and I don’t buy his claim that he won’t deport anyone), the current president has been rounding up people around the country and deporting them in record numbers.
1,000,000+ deportations later and a presidential election year, President Obama has only curbed his deportations.
Yes self-deportation sounds ridiculous but the Democrat in office right now has literally been one of the worst presidents for Latin@s on this front. WITHOUT A DOUBT. Grotesque actions > Silly words right now.