Today, the Spanish-language press trumpets President Barack Obama’s statement about his “unwavering commitment” to immigration reform and his desire to serve as a “partner” to its advocates, after several White House meetings to discuss what progress can be made to drive reform in Congress. Meanwhile, the federal government conducted immigration raids in Maryland and Nebraska.
White House meetings. Yesterday afternoon, President Obama met with immigration activists from across the country. One, Angélica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), told La Opinión that Obama
“said a lot of what we wanted to hear; however, I want to see the results of his talk. I trust his word, but I trust actions more.”