For Immediate Release
Friday, June 15, 2012
President Obama Stands Up for Immigration Fairness: Takes the Lead in Protecting Undocumented Young Adults from Deportation
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee on President Obama’s announcement this morning
“AFSCME applauds President Obama’s smart, fair and humane decision to allow undocumented young people who were brought to the United States as children to avoid deportation and to work in our country legally. This bold and courageous action will allow these young people to continue to develop their talents and academic skills — which is the fair and right thing to do — and our country will reap the benefits of their contributions.
“AFSCME has long supported the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would accomplish similar goals. AFSCME calls on Congress to build on this important Administration initiative by passing the DREAM Act, which would provide these youth with a path to full citizenship, and passing comprehensive immigration reform to fix all of our nation’s broken immigration system.”