United We Dream Leaders Respond to Election Results

November 5, 2014

United We Dream Leaders Respond to Election Results
Dreamers provide insight on what last night’s election results mean for immigration movement moving forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The elections are now complete and, as predicted, Republicans are set to control both the House and Senate next year. The stage is now set for President Obama to use his executive authority and provide deportation relief to millions of people.

Cristina Jimenez, managing director for United We Dream, issued the following statement in response,

“Republicans have a long road ahead of them in order to gain any credibility on the issue of immigration. Will the GOP spend the next two years fighting for the mass deportations of Dreamers and their parents like they have in 2013 and 2014? What this really means for our community is that it’s time for President Obama to protect millions of people from deportation.”

“Dreamers remain committed to protecting our community now, and the election results don’t alter the fact that the President must act now, be bold and inclusive in his executive action, and provide deportation relief to millions of people, including parents of Dreamers.”

“The President’s lack of action on immigration cost Mark Udall his reelection, and the Senate race in New Hampshire proved that running an anti-immigrant campaign will not work for Republicans moving forward.”

“The reality of our community remains the same: Deportations haven’t stopped or slowed down because of the midterms, and families continue to be separated.”