Dec 20, 2013
For Immediate Release: December 19, 2013
Contact: Elizabeth Beresford, 917.648.0189, firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, DC – CAMBIO, a coalition of organizations advocating for fair, common sense and humane comprehensive immigration reform, released the following statement in response to the 2013 deportation numbers released by DHS today. The statement can be attributed to Alisa Wellek, Acting Executive Director, Immigrant Defense Project:
“The hundreds of thousands of mothers, fathers and workers removed from the United States this year are the casualties of a broken immigration system that relies on excessive enforcement and denial of basic due process protections like the right to a fair day in court.
Many of these people were not able were able to present their case to a judge before being automatically banned from their home and separated from their families. These policies and practices fly in the face of the democratic principles we cherish and defend in the United States.
President Obama remains on track to deport two million people during his administration – more than any other president in this country’s history. Each time an immigrant is deported, she or he leaves behind a shattered family, community, and economy.
Congress and President Obama should use these numbers as yet another reminder that our system is inhumane and inefficient. They can end our pain by bringing our immigration laws in line with our values and needs.”
To speak to a member from CAMBIO, please contact Elizabeth Beresford at 917.648.0189 or email@example.com.