It has been nearly 30 years since the Reagan Administration made its move on immigration reform, and accordingly, President Obama is creating a pro-immigrant legacy that could well surpass that of President Reagan. What follows is a summary of the top ten administrative remedies to the various problems areas within the immigration field, and most importantly, these points streamline and add more fairness to the implementation of US immigration laws. While there is an understandable sense of euphoria within the immigrant community, this plan does not assist over one half of the the undocumented population in the US–specifically, it would not help those individuals who are not DACA-eligible, and who do not have children in the US. As such, community-based organizations, activists and the immigrant community will continue to organize for comprehensive immigration reform. For a summary of the DHS’s actions, see http://www.dhs.gov/immigration-action http://www.dhs.gov/accionmigratoria
It is is extremely important that activists, community-based organizations, and the immigrant community remain vigilant during the implementation of these (and related) administrative actions. Finally, Attorney Meredith Brown will be offering free, weekly informational presentations throughout the Southern California area on the Obama Administration’s Immigration Plan (in Spanish and in English) every Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Please call 818-541-9999 to reserve your seat and to confirm the location!