On November 6th, President Obama won his reelection on the strength of immigrant and Latino voters, who turned out in historic numbers this election. The message is clear: now is the time to put an end to policies that have resulted in over one million deportations and shattered hundreds of thousands of families.
Family is a value that every American shares – it reaches across faith, across political parties and across races. We need immigration reform that ends the attack on this fundamental value by restoring family unity as a core principle in all aspects of our immigration law.
We demand a national, comprehensive solution that will keep families together and put 11 million new Americans on the road to citizenship.
It was the historic support from immigrant and Latino voters that ensured your reelection. You have said many times over the course of the campaign that immigration reform was a priority, something you were confident you could accomplish next year and that you regretted not achieving in your first term.
Now is the time to fight for reform! Immigrant families are American families – and I call on you to lead the charge on day one to fight for national, comprehensive immigration reform that will keep families together and put 11 million new Americans on the road to citizenship.
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