IMMIGRATION ACTIVISTS: Tell Democrats Opposed to Obama’s Executive Amnesty, ‘Step Aside’

Published on September 3, 2014

This representative is telling democrats who want Obama to wait on amnesty to ‘step aside’. I mean, with the whole ‘ISIS terror threat’ thing going on right now, this seems like a perfect time to do this, eh? Check it out…

Democrats calling on Obama to delay taking executive action on immigration for political reasons must “step aside,” Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and other immigration activists argued Wednesday. 

“I say to the Democrats, stand aside. Let the president make the decision. Let him announce it and stop this — stopping the progress of our community toward justice. Just step aside,” Gutiérrez said on a conference call with immigration reform activists and reporters organized by America’s Voice. 

“Because it is better that the president make the decision now, clearly before the American public, in a transparent manner, before the election and then letting our democratic system — people know what that public policy is before they go to the election,” he explained, questioning the wisdom of waiting, if Democrats lose seats in the House and Senate. 

Gutiérrez stressed that Democrats cannot be afraid to stand up for “what we believe in as Democrats,” saying that they need to take their explanations to the American people and tell them why such actions are necessary.

Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro of the National Council of La Raza echoed Gutiérrez’s sentiment, saying news that some are pushing for Obama to delay taking executive action on immigration makes activists “deeply disappointed.”

According to Martínez-De-Castro, if Democrats convince Obama to delay his executive actions, they will co-own “inaction and the devastation that continues to be reeked on our community” with Republicans.

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