One of the most critical issues in the 2012 elections will be national immigration reform.
We have witnessed states like Arizona and Alabama enacting devastating policies while Washington refuses to take on pro-immigrant measures like comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act, and it’s costing our country and our families.
This issue deserves more than a few sound bites –and before our local and state officials throw their support behind any national candidate, we need to call on them to choose those ready to act for comprehensive immigration reform. Voters like us demand that our leaders to act with common sense and compassion for the millions of immigrants in America.
This electoral cycle is a serious one: state officials elected to office this year must be committed to ending discriminatory policies that tear families apart, and stand up for reform that will boost our economy and protect our communities.
We need candidates in 2012 who will drop the anti-immigrant talking points, and support action for comprehensive immigration reform for our country.