Watch: Colorado immigration activists kick off campaign to halt parent deportations
In the wake of President Obama’s announcement Monday that he plans to take executive action to move forward immigration reform long-stalled in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, two local immigrant rights organizations are calling for the president to begin by halting deportations of the parents of young children.
Activists and reporters gathered this morning to kick off the “Keeping Families Together: A People’s Resolution” campaign launched by Rights For All People and the American Friends Service Committee. The groups intend to collect 30,000 signatures demonstrating support from Coloradans and to deliver the resolution and signatures demanding action to Washington and to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s offices.
Immigrant families came to the event to speak about the hardships they’ve faced due to current immigration policies.
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