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Es interesante observar las distintas reacciones que recibo dependiendo de si le digo a la gente que practico derechos humanos o si les digo que practico derechos de inmigración. La gente generalmente asocia positivamente el concepto de los derechos humanos. Sin embargo, la palabra o el tema de la inmigración no parece obtener la misma reacción.
The prospect for comprehensive immigration reform appears hopeful in 2013. Not only does 2013 mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark pastoral letter by the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States, Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, but when asked about the focus for his second term, President Obama responded, “Fixing our broken immigration system is a top priority.”
On November 17, 2012, Fr. Fred Kammer, SJ, spoke on immigration reform to over 1,200 students, faculty, and staff from Jesuit high schools and universities across the country at the Ignatian Family Teach-In in Washington D.C.
“The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky, and taking names," Eliseo Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union and a leader in Latino voter mobilization in battleground states, told reporters the day after the 2012 presidential election. In the 2012 presidential race Hispanic voters comprised their largest share ever of the U.S. electorate, 10 percent, up from 8.5 percent in 2008.
The paradoxes in our immigration laws continue to have painful consequences for today’s undocumented immigrants and their families. Time and again our nation’s immigration laws have failed to address the need for immigrant labor and contradict longcherished American values, resulting in impossible choices by undocumented immigrants.