Today: Calling out Obama and ICE

Late notice, y’all, but today there is a telephonic press conference calling President Obama out for the inconsistencies in his message about supporting immigration reform and recent news that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is increasing quotas to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants.

Check it out and join if you can:

WHAT: Telephonic press conference to demand President Obama take control of rogue agency

WHO: Organized by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
Speakers include Deepak Bhargava, executive director, Center for Community Change
Maria Rodriguez, executive director, Florida Immigrant Coalition
Ramon Ramirez, executive director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Oregon)
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director, Voces de la Frontera (Wisconsin)
Brent A. Wilkes, national executive director, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Angela Sanbrano, board president, National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC)

WHEN: TODAY 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CALL-IN NUMBER: (866) 861-4868, Conference ID 1446669

WHY: Nearly 15 months into President Obama’s administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) remains an agency without a clear direction. The latest evidence of ICE’s missing leadership was revealed last week in the form of an email written by a senior official setting out specific quotas for deportations, which deviated from publicly made statements by other senior officials and also veers drastically away from ICE’s stated commitment to focus on dangerous and violent criminals.

On the heels of organizing the largest protest of the Obama presidency, a march that brought more than 200,000 people to the National Mall on March 21 to call for comprehensive immigration reform, grassroots leaders intend to demand President Obama take responsibility and control of this agency run amok. Leaders from some of the country’s most prominent immigrant rights organizations will call for drastic changes at ICE, and insist the agency stop targeting hard working immigrants and stop separating families.

9 responses to “Today: Calling out Obama and ICE

  1. yes. sorry for not being specific.

  2. Thank you, Rachel.

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  4. Yes, calling all immigration attorneys – the folks who really make money off this problema.
    It doesn’t matter what Americans think – only the mostly Latino “immigrants”.
    Next, work begins on eliminating the birthright “assumption”.
    Better find another country to go to where there is lower unemployment and the government(s) are not in deep debt.

  5. My grandmother was an immigrant and she went back to her home country in her old age. I never knew her. However, it was her choice and she didn’t need to stay here when she had another set of children in her home country – daughters who took care of her.
    It’s not the responsibility of Americans to continue taking in the world’s poor. Demographics are showing a higher and higher levels of poverty – so we will be swamped with the poor from other countries soon.
    There is no hate in this thought. It simply is reality.
    Someday, shiploads of Chinese may start pulling into the ports of South American, Central American countries and we’ll see then how the Latinos feel. After all, it is the Chinese and Indians who really overpopulated and need a release.
    We shall see – who will object heartily. Just as the Mexicans helped the US fight off the Japanese (was that racist) – we’ll see what happens when their country is invaded.
    The world will laugh at them.

  6. Also, I want to add that many minorities do not think the ‘mob mentality’ is helping race relations in this country. Just the opposite.
    It is very bad for your PR and yet you continue down that road. It has been shown to increase membership in Numbers, USA in days following your rallies, for instance.
    Their membership increases by some 30,000 in just a few days. Obviously, you tactic doesn’t work in your favor.
    I think obeying laws and being patient is the only road to immigration heaven.
    Or finding a way to be happy in one’s own country – that not only works, but helps one raise a happier child.

  7. mydoscentavos

    You seem to advocate leaving alone those who have immigrated illegally. The “just leave them alone, there here already” attitude does not fly well with the majority of Americans.

  8. My South Afric daughter who has been her on a joint petition with me through my american loving husband of 19 years are now being detained in tx like a crimenal. she went to school her she went to church her she has all her friends her she pays taxes ss and medical here and now she is being detained for deportation to a country south africa which she left at age 6 and has never ever evenm set foot back there again. a country where people are being killed in day light raped burgalarized molested a country that has no work. a country she does not know. i received a permanent statuse in 07 after 12 years and because she is an adult now she did not get it. and becasue of the neglect and stupidity of a lawyer she is now without status after she fought almost 3 years to get her statuse remewed WHAT IS THI COUNTRY . YES ICE ,INCENTIVES TO DESTRY FAMILIES AND PEOPLES LIVES THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE GOOD FOR AND THATS ALL.

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