Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Friend --

Very soon, comprehensive immigration reform will be introduced -- and could be passed -- in Congress.

Passing immigration reform is something that has been years, even decades, in the making. If legislators in both parties can put aside political posturing and summon the courage to do the right thing, we will make history together.

It's up to you and me to make sure our lawmakers find that courage -- and that they know if they step up and fix our broken system, we'll get their backs.

This is our moment -- join the grassroots effort to help pass comprehensive immigration reform.

President Obama and a growing number of bipartisan lawmakers have laid the framework for the path forward on immigration. They've identified three things we need to do right away:

We need to strengthen border security, streamline the legal immigration process so law-abiding companies can get the workers they need, and create an earned path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the shadows.

These are tough issues for politicians to wrestle with. But for myself and for millions of our friends and neighbors, immigration isn't just political -- it's intensely personal.

My grandma came to the United States as an orphan from Mexico. She never made it past the fourth grade -- she had to drop out of school to work and support her family. As an adult, she scraped by, working hard to give my mother a shot, so that my mother could give my brother and me an even better one.

People like my grandma -- men and women in all corners of the United States, of all ages and origins -- have helped build this country.

They deserve a system that works -- and our country's economy depends on it.

We know what's broken, and we know how to fix it.

Say you're ready to fight for immigration reform. Add your name today:


America is watching -- let's get this done.


Julian Castro
Mayor, San Antonio, Texas

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Anonymous said...

Anxious to see whart this immigration reform is going to look like. Rubio has said to Democrats that "it has to go through him", what does he mean by that? Hope they don't play politics with this issue that is long overdue,....wishful thinking.

BobbyWC said...

Marco Rubio thinks he is Joshua (aka) Jesus and to get to the promise land you must go through him.

he is the typical Cuban batista - he is about privilege for his class - very soon the American press will realize Cubans like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio represent the days of oppression of the poor in Cuba - not that Fidel and Raul are much better, but Ted and Marco want to go back to the days the poor were slaves and they the entire US hostage on our right to travel freely - some day will will have a president who tell tell Cubans like Rubio and Cruz - screw you the embargoe of Cuba is done and it is time US Americans be allowed to party on Cuban beaches

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

"he is about privilege for his class"

Rubio's father, who "fled communism" before Fidel, was a bartender in Vegas and had Jr. baptized as a Mormon. Marco is just your garden variety opportunist of which the Cuban/Americans abound. Look up the definition of Chusma. He is going nowhere politically outside of Florida. He has more skeletons in his closet than a Dia de Los Muertos fiesta.

By the way, speaking of immigration, are you related to Daniel Ortega?

BobbyWC said...

I have no relations to Daniel Ortega - in Nicaragua my family was split down the middle - half were with Somoza and half were with the Sandinistas - most who were with the Sandinistas fled Nicaragua within a matter of years - a few remained behind and did well.

The American press never covered the truth about Somoza - Nicaragua needed democracy - I blame Somoza for allowing it to reach the point that the Sandinistas were allowed to destroy Nicaragua.

I will never forget one day when my grandmother had a portrait of the senior Somoza commissioned for her home. When it was brought in everyone stood but my mother - she got a lecture - my grandmother noted the changes - things like electricity throughout the city, sewage lines - better medical care - she went on and on - but see my grandmother saw Nicaragua before Tacho the father and after - she knew things were better - my mother saw there was no democracy and that is all she saw.

Nicaragua in 1979 had the fastest growing economy in Latin America - I remember in 74' asking my mother why my aunt was giving shots to all of the neighborhood children - she explained to me the government trained people in the community to give immunization shots for free to the children - the government gave her everything she needed and then parents brought their children to her - this was not a bad program.

But Somoza should have stepped down by 76' and he could have avoided the Sandinista take over and Nicaragua would be a different place today.

As to Rubio regardless as to who his father was or was not, you do not move forward in Florida as a Cuban politician unless you swear allegiance to the old guard of batistas - they are dying and a new generation of Cubans are starting to change things.

How is it fair that Cuban Americans can enjoy Cuba's beaches but you and I as non-Cubans cannot?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

i countinually hear these politicians mention a path to citizenship that involves getting in the back of the line. am i wrong, or is there actually no line for the poor huddled masses of day laborers and farm workers? these same politicians say that they want immigrants who are the best and the brightest..college grads, and so on. why do they want college graduated mexicans? they are typically already privledged and will compete for skilled jobs. why not invite the ambitious poor? those who want to work, without a handout. those who will truly appreciate the american dream. i tend to vote republican...mainly because i am fed up with our local democrat machine, and mainly because i find it hard to locate a national level democrat who will say that this is the best country that the world has ever seen. they always point out our short comings as a nation, like slavery. why can't they ust accept that this is the best country which has been run from time to time by misguided politicians? anyway, that said, i would take a hard working immigrant over an able bodied american welfare recipient any day. can we do a trade???