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NALEO: Readily Awaits President Obama’s Executive Actions
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s statement that comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives is dead and that he will take Executive Action:
“NALEO is deeply dismayed that the House of Representatives will not act on comprehensive immigration reform this year. Only legislation can provide a permanent fix to our broken immigration system. Passing a commonsense immigration reform bill would integrate immigrants into our nation’s civic life and provide a pathway to citizenship, unite families and strengthen our borders, grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades.
“With the absence of legislative action, NALEO looks forward to learning what actions the President determines he can take within his legal authority to provide interim relief to our broken immigration system.
“Given the enormous economic and civic benefits at stake for our nation and millions of immigrants, the time has never been more important to bring our immigration system into the 21st century. We call on Congress and the President to work together to make immigration reform a reality.”