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PRESS ADVISORY: Obama Secures Legacy as Deporter-in-Chief

November 20, 2014
Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Secures His Legacy as the Deporter-in-Chief
Dream Team Los Angeles announces a call to action after confirming that the actions we participated as part of the national Not1More Campaign have resulted in executive action that will only benefit a limited number and will harm those who do not qualify. We know that even those who will benefit, will only receive minimal protection.
The president has called for more money for enforcement; more money to detain, deport, and to continue terrorizing families. Obama’s “executive action” on immigration is reflective of an administration that has already secured the resources and power to deport two million people.
We must highlight that this new policy does not:

  1. Stop the 400,000 a year deportation quota
  2. Cancel the 34,000 a day immigration detention bed mandate
  3. Stop the enforcement spending on an already militarized ICE and CBP

We invite all those ready to organize with those who are not only left out, but who are also prime targets of the administration. Obama’s says, “deporting felons, not families.” We say felons are family too. Those left out of relief are family too. Join our collective of migrants ready to organize with you.
Contact Kevin at 562-522-4712 or Edber at 323-681-2429 to arrange for interviews.

Deferred Action Press Releases

DREAM Team Los Angeles Response to SOTU Address & Republican Response



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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Media inquiries:
DREAM Team Los Angeles Response to SOTU Address & Republican Response
DREAM Team Los Angeles, undocumented activist youth advocating for the rights of all 11 million undocumented persons were surprised that despite both parties stated desires to address immigration reform it occupied only two sentences in almost 90 minutes of speech.

The president spoke of bipartisan need to pass immigration reform, reverting back to talking points from before 2012. Republicans spoke of a need to take a step by step approach, having not taken a single step in the past two years since they first spoke of the need to rebrand their party and outreach to the immigrant community.

DREAM Team Los Angeles has taken the unprecedented step to issue our own video response address to call attention to what was not brought by either party; that in the past six years over 2 million people have been deported due to the president’s policies and congressional inaction.

Our community cannot wait one day more while both parties pander to their base and fail to address the human rights issue of more than 1,000 families being separated each day. Families that by either party’s criteria would qualify to adjust their status. Any piecemeal, or comprehensive reform efforts begin with immediate relief from deportations. There are steps both the President can take as well as congress.

While both parties talk about jobs, issuing work permits to the 11 million strong workforce is an effective way of boosting the economy, increasing the tax base, and reducing the federal deficit, something economists say is critical for job growth.

Link to the video response:    Media Kit:

 DREAM Team Los Angeles activists will be available for interview Wednesday morning, January 29, 2014 to give their reaction, many of whom have participated in civil disobedience action and risked their own deportations to bring attention to record deportations and affect policy change.

Contact Kevin at 562-522-4712 or Edber at 323-681-2429 to arrange for interview.

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Right to Dream Recap

With actions happening in more than 20 cities yesterday, here are some pics, videos and news articles from here in Los Angeles and Orange County. Members from Dream Team LA, Orange County Dream Team, San Fernando Dream Team, IDEAS at UCLA and numerous other allies and friends came out to banner holding in the morning, hold a street theater performance and rally in front of the immigration court house in Downtown LA, demanding that all deportations stop immediately.

Here’s a clip from some of the street theater performed during the rally.

Pictures from the Orange County Dream Team action

Pictures from the San Fernando Valley Dream Team

Pictures from Dream Team LA member Pedro Espinoza

Pictures from CHIRLA

Coverage of the rally on channel 52

More coverage from channel 34
News article from spanish newspaper La Opinion