President Obama just announced historic executive actions on immigration -- shielding as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, granting work permits to some, and giving millions the ability to apply for deferred action status, including the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.
While this is a temporary solution, the President’s announcement means a lot to my family. Two years ago, I was granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA), which allowed me to temporarily stay and work in the United States -- the only country I've ever known.
Now, for the first time since moving to the United States, some of my family members will be able to come out of the shadows without living in fear of being deported.
These executive actions will bring relief to thousands of Texas families. Add your name to show that Texans support President Obama’s immigration actions.
Republicans in Congress have had many chances to pass comprehensive immigration reform and fix our broken immigration system. Despite strong bipartisan support, Republicans in Congress continue to stand in the way of real reform.
Republican inaction is shameful, and Texas deserves better.
Growing up, I dreamt of a normal life. A life where I wouldn’t have to worry about being separated from my family because of my immigration status. When President Obama first announced DACA relief, I felt like I was set free and could accomplish anything I wanted. Today, I share the same joy with those receiving temporary relief from these executive orders.
Tonight's historic announcement is a victory not only for the immigrant community, but for all Americans. Granting relief to millions of immigrants strengthens the rich and diverse history of this country.
Add your name if you’re proud of President Obama for taking the first step towards fixing our broken immigration system:
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P.S. We still have a lot of work to pass a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in Congress. Can you help us spread the word of tonight’s announcement by forwarding this email to five friends?