All year long, MoveOn members have fought alongside allies to win comprehensive immigration reform that would provide a roadmap to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans.
But the harsh reality is that Speaker John Boehner's refusal to call for an up-or-down vote on the bi-partisan legislation that passed the Senate last June, as well as President Obama's recent statements expressing openness to a piecemeal approach to reform, means that comprehensive immigration reform will be an even more uphill battle next year.1
At the same time, nearly 2 million people have been deported under President Obama's administration—and some Congressional leaders and activists are calling for an end to unfair deportations. So, while the fight for comprehensive immigration reform may be stalled, the fight for an administrative intervention offering relief to immigrants is growing.2,3
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2. "Deportations Drop as Obama Pushes for New Immigration Law," Bloomberg News, December 17, 2013
3. "House Minority Leader Says President Has Discretion To Stop Some Deportations," Think Progress, December 16, 2013
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