MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00AM
Contact: Caroline O’Connor, LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, 213-400-8401
Group Applauds Obama Administration for Immigration Changes to Keep American Families Together
(Los Angeles, CA) – President Obama wants to reform our immigration system so that we live up to our values and our heritage as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.
He has fought hard for the DREAM Act, has consistently supported comprehensive immigration reform and is committed to fixing our broken immigration system. The Obama administration recently proposed changes to the immigration system that will keep American families together by cutting bureaucratic wait times and eliminate unfair family separations.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that if he were president he would veto the DREAM Act, a bipartisan plan that would allow certain young immigrants who were brought here as children the opportunity to earn a path to citizenship if they go to college or serve in the military.
WHAT: Press Conference with Los Angeles leaders, DREAM students and immigrant workers on Romney’s extreme immigration positions and President Obama’s efforts to reform our immigration system
WHO: Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Monica Garcia, President, LA Unified School District Board
Juan Jose Gutierrez, Director, Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition
Javiera Infante, student at LA Valley College from Chile
Bupendra Ram, graduate school student at California State University of Fullerton from Fiji
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Miguel Contreras Learning Center, 322 Lucas Street, Los Angeles, CA