ATLANTA — Congress is about to enter its fall recess, and Georgia immigration reform organizations are calling for action.
At a press conference in the state capitol on Wednesday, immigration advocacy groups, state representatives and members of the community called for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.
“We are here to uplift the injustice our brothers and sisters are facing,” said Yvonne Robinson, secretary-treasurer of Georgia’s AFL-CIO. “We stand for a humane, practical path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants (and) rational operational control of the border. And the keyword here is rational.”
Voicing their concerns with current immigration law, many speakers emphasized its effect on families. When some members enter this country legally or were born here and others enter without documentation, the family is broken up as a result of deportation.
Because Congress will not be in session in August, Rep. Pedro Marin, D-Duluth, said President Barack Obama should work toward changes in immigration law.