The Chicago Tribune today published an Op-Ed written by Joshua Hoyt, Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, entitled, "Obama's moral failure on immigration".
Mr. Hoyt has some scathing criticisms of the President's record which include:
"Obama's wrong. Immigration is hunting down teens, workers, mothers, not just criminals. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reports, President George W. Bush's second term began with 246,000 deportations a year. Under Obama, the number is closer to 400,000. The administration's lack of leadership on immigration reform and its increased deportations of non-criminals has created a toxic relationship with Latino immigrants."
"The president is poisoning the well of political support he received from Latinos. And Republicans aren't lining up to stand next to him on immigration."
"If immigration legislation stalls, President Obama may provoke a new period of civil rights confrontations — aimed at him."
We'll see you this Sunday Mr. President. I hope you are getting the message.