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Greg Siskind









Advocacy Groups Call for Suspension of Deportations for Potential RPIs






From the NY Times' Julia Preston:



Labor, Latino and immigrant advocate groups called on President Obama
on Monday to suspend deportations of illegal immigrants who could be
eligible for a pathway to citizenship under a bipartisan bill to
overhaul the immigration system that is under consideration in the
Senate.


Among the organizations demanding that the White House halt most
removals were the A.F.L.-C.I.O., the country’s largest federation of
labor unions; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund,
or Maldef, a Latino civil rights group; the National Day Laborer
Organizing Network; and United We Dream, a national group representing
young illegal immigrants. They said Mr. Obama should act immediately,
even before Congress votes on the bill.