NAKASEC, KRC and KRCC welcome President Obama’s announcement that he will keep his promise to fix the broken immigration system through executive action. This new program will provide relief to an estimated 4.9 million undocumented immigrants, allowing them to apply for work authorization, receive temporary relief from deportation, and stay united with their families.
This is not enough. Close to six million undocumented immigrants will continue to live in the shadows and in fear that they may one day be separated from their families. Our communities demand that Congress provide a lasting solution to the broken immigration system by passing comprehensive and humane immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.