LULAC Florida Applauds President Obama’s Executive Action to Provide Temporary Relief from Deportation to Certain Undocumented Families
LULAC Florida applauds President Barrack Obama and supports the President’s Executive Action to provide temporary relief to many undocumented families. The Executive Action, which temporarily protects families from breaking up and prevent deportations of hardworking individuals, comes at a critical time for many families. Given the inaction of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform during these past two years, the President is using everything in his power to protect as many immigrant families as possible.
“We stand by him and expect a permanent solution to the nation’s broken immigration system. We will continue to work tireless until millions of families are brought out of the shadows, which only can happen through a comprehensive immigration reform” said Lydia Medrano, LULAC Florida State Director.
It is estimated that 181,000 undocumented immigrants in Florida reside with a US citizen child. If these immigrants are able to apply for deferred action, it would lead to an estimated $102 million increase in tax revenue over five years.
LULAC Florida is the affiliate of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with approximately 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.