Immigrant rights activists are hoping to put President Obama back on track. That’s after dialogue surrounding the undocumented was derailed during health care reform talks, says Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de La Frontera.
The suggestion that undocumented migrants will receive free health care has been a hot topic in recent months. She says vocal opponents of health care reform were able to “hijack” the debate.
The Milwaukee-based Voces is joining other groups nationwide today in rallying within their communities to remind Obama of his campaign promises. These include pushing immigration reform during his first year and ending enforcement only policies such as raids.
Neumann-Ortiz says the President, with the Democratic leadership, has not been bold enough in dealing with critics of reform but emphasizes immigrant advocates have become complacent during Obama’s term.