LULAC National President Rosa Rosales Statement on Immigration Meeting at White House

June 28, 2010

Contact: Contact: Lizette Jenness Olmos, (202) 365-4553 mobile, ljolmos@lulac.org

LULAC National President met with President Obama today at the White House

Washington, DC – The League of United Latin American Citizens National President Rosa Rosales issued the following statement after meeting with President Obama today:

“We would like to congratulate President Obama for addressing a group of grassroots and labor leaders today on the importance of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. The President reassures us that he is committed to passing Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

Our country needs immigration reform that improves the efficiency of our legal immigration system and enables hardworking and rule-abiding immigrants to remain with their families and fully contribute to their communities.

We need to continue to put pressure on Congress to get it done in a bipartisan fashion.

Americans in poll after poll show that they support immigration reform that fixes our immigration system while requiring those who are here without documentation to pay extra taxes, pass background checks, and get on a path toward legalization.

LULAC praises the President’s efforts being done on getting a Comprehensive Immigration bill passed.”

The League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest and largest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic conditions, educational attainment, political influence, health, housing and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

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