Open Letter #89 To President Obama – Immigration Reform Now!

Published on Aug 28 2014, at 11:22 am

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Dear Mr. President,

In the past two weeks alone, the conservative groups and media have been very busy, unlike Democrats, in spinning tales of the why executive action on the immigration front will not work.

Heritage.org on Friday, August 15th, released a piece under the headline: “Administrative Amnesty: Unjust, Costly, and an Incentive for More Illegal Immigration,’ while the New Republic ran a headline that stated: ‘Obama’s Executive Power Isn’t What He Thinks It Is.” These are just two of the pieces coming out of the right.

The left’s response has been merely to simply say, according to Politico: “Democrats to White House: Immigration’s your call.”

Not surprising as the left always lags behind the right in telling its story or getting its message across. It’s a major flaw of Democrats or maybe they have no real “Squealers” in their camps to spin their messages or maybe there are more ‘squealers’ on the right.

Whatever the case, the reality is that Americans want something done now on immigration and fast – as in the next four months!.

A new Fox News poll found that 65 percent of voters prefer legislation that only focuses on creating a pathway for certain undocumented immigrants over no Congressional action at all.

There’s even bipartisan agreement on the issue: 76 percent of Democrats and 56 percent of Republicans, the poll found, says something is better than nothing on immigration reform while 60 percent of independents agree.

That’s three times the 20 percent number who would prefer Congress “do nothing at all” over only dealing with the undocumented immigrants already here.

Mr. President, it’s time to listen to the majority of Americans on this issue. Since Congress won’t act, it’s time you so within the scope of the executive powers handed to you by the American people. Time is running out on 2014 and on your tenure as President. Let’s make immigration relief for the millions in need of it happen now not later!


Felicia Persaud.

The writer is CMO of Hard Beat Communications, which owns the brands News Americas Now, CaribPR Wire and Invest Caribbean Now.





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