June 15, 2012
NC State AFL-CIO, PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, 919-833-6678, email@example.com;
STATEMENT BY NC STATE AFL-CIO’S PRESIDENT JAMES ANDREWS ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ANNOUNCEMENT ON DEFERRED ACTION FOR IMMIGRANT YOUTH
DREAMers raised and educated in North Carolina will get the chance to help their home state prosper without fear of deportation
Raleigh,N.C., June 15, 2012 – Working families in North Carolina applaud the Obama Administration’s announcement to provide relief from deportation to immigrant youth brought to this country by their parents at a young age. The President’s actions bring much-needed security and encouragement to North Carolina’s youth who can finally live without fear of separation from their families and deportation to a country they barely remember. This talented group of young Americans was educated here and should be permitted to pursue their dreams where they call home.
Beginning today, all of North Carolina’s best and brightest youth can finally contribute to our nation’s economy and help our communities prosper. The AFL-CIO commends the Administration for its courage and leadership in taking an important step towards a more just America.
President Obama’s announcement is a critical step to beginning to address our nation’s dire need for comprehensive immigration reform. We call on North Carolina’s elected officials to work with the President towards a legislative solution that will address the parents and families of these immigrant youth, and the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows.