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Washington, DC – As news reports today confirm, President Obama will officially delay his announcement on executive action until after the 2014 elections. Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:
“We are bitterly disappointed in the President and we are bitterly disappointed in the Senate Democrats. We advocates didn’t make the reform promise; we just made the mistake of believing it. The President and Senate Democrats have chosen politics over people; the status quo over solving real problems. To paraphrase the revolutionary writer Thomas Paine, these politicians are simply sunshine opportunists, who expect Latino voters to support them in good times, but when the going gets tough, they abandon Latinos and their issues as fast as you can say piñata.
“It is hard to believe this litany of high expectations and broken promises will be mended by the end of the year. But I do know this: we will continue to fight for what Americans want: to bring 11 million people out of the shadows and under the rule of law. To treat these men, women and families like the human beings they are: they care for our children, tend to our gardens, harvest our crops and build our cities. The stakes have only been raised; so is our determination.”
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