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Vanessa Cárdenas: We Can Achieve Immigration Reform
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Vanessa Cárdenas: We Can Achieve Immigration Reform

In Mexico last Monday President Barack Obama said that immigration reform would have to wait until 2010. This news was received with disappointment by immigration reform supporters and fueled speculation that change to our immigration system was not possible in the short term. Yet it is clear that the only alternative for those of us who want immigration reform is to continue preparing the ground and building the movement to make reform a reality sooner rather than later.

In Mexico last Monday President Barack Obama said that immigration reform would have to wait until 2010. This news was received with disappointment by immigration reform supporters and fueled speculation that change to our immigration system was not possible in the short term. Yet it is clear that the only alternative for those of us who want immigration reform is to continue preparing the ground and building the movement to make reform a reality sooner rather than later.

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Vanessa Cárdenas

Vice President, Progress 2050

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