"It is a great tragedy," said Jose Lagos, president of Honduran Unity, a Miami immigrant rights group. "Families have been broken up. People's lives have been disrupted and panic has gripped our communities, all on the eve of possible legalization. These people are being denied hope."Someone supporting a moratorium now is a very strong indicator that that person would support yet another moratorium and that they really don't support our immigration laws at all. Perhaps the politicians listed are just tactically smarter than the list "rights" groups. I note also that FIRM has at least three questionable members: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has a direct link to the Mexican government, AFSC has an indirect link, and CHIRLA is alleged to have collaborated with that government.
...Lagos' group is among those behind the moratorium movement. Others include the Florida Immigrant Coalition, Haitian Women of Miami, League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement.
Supporters of immigration reform in Congress have yet to weigh in on a moratorium. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and brothers Lincoln and Mario Díaz-Balart support legalization for millions of undocumented workers. But when pressed on the moratorium, they and others who worked on immigration reform last year -- including Rep. Kendrick Meek and Sens. Mel Martinez, John McCain and Ted Kennedy -- declined to comment further or did not respond...
Immigration2007a · Sun, 03/04/2007 - 19:56 · Importance: 4