Dear President Obama, Stop Deporting People. Thanks. - COLORLINES
Bush II wanted a guest worker program and no one listened. Obama is enforcing the law and no one is happy. We need to decide what we want our elected officials to do. Undocumented people are targets for crime and other civil rights violations. I think above all the other issues, that is what concerns me the most.
A very short post for this holiday. As you’re spending time with the kids of your family and friends this weekend, see if they’ll write and send a letter to President Obama expressing their reasons for stopping his mad deportation project. The We Belong Together campaign, organized by the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the National Asian Pacific American Women Forum, is conducting its second annual Wish for the Holidays effort. The campaign is sending letters to Congress, but there’s no doubt that the message will reach the president, who needs as big a push as anyone else. The deadline is Nov. 30. You can watch the sweet, motivating video for the campaign here, and get instructions for sending, as well as ideas for things to do with the kids to learn more about the situation.