President Obama sounds good on immigration reform, but advocates say he seldom delivers on his promises

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Sunday, August 10, 2014:

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill), a fierce champion of immigration reform, is without a doubt an optimist. What is not so certain is if his optimism is based on reality.

“I believe he is going to liberate from deportation millions of undocumented who live in the U.S.,” Gutiérrez recently said in an interview with Hoy, a Spanish language Chicago newspaper, talking about the eagerly awaited announcement by President Obama on what executive actions he will take with regard to immigration.

Obama, Gutiérrez added, “will be generous,” and his actions will benefit parents of citizens, people with approved green card applications, immigrants who have lived in the U.S. many years and do not have a criminal record, and others.

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Author: UI