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December 13, 2014 / sadhbhanu

WORKER’S JUSTICE PROJECT STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

Worker's Justice Project

longform-29296-1416697112-3The Worker’s Justice Project (WJP) applauds President Obama’s administrative relief that will allow five million immigrant families to live and work together without fear.  While this is a historic moment, we must acknowledge that it is an incomplete victory.  Millions of other immigrant workers and families are being left out of the executive action.

Listening to Obama’s announcement was a bittersweet moment for many immigrant workers and families who felt that their dream has not been fully realized. Yesenia Bucio, a mother to adreamer and two US-born children felt some relief by the President’s statement which reduces the possibility that she will be separated from her family.  Overall though, she still feels her future is uncertain. “I am happy to know that I won’t be separated from my children and can temporarily work without fear, but I still wonder if I will be able to see my children go to college to fully realize…

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