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Why I Turned Myself in to DHS

"We dream of being able to drive to work, to church or to a grocery store without having to worry about whether it’s the last time we’ll see the faces of those we love most. We dream of an even better America in which we all thrive together, and where our laws reflect our long-held values, as eloquently stated by President John F. Kennedy, who proudly spoke of his Irish roots in his landmark book, ‘A Nation of Immigrants’: ‘Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clean hands and a clear conscience.’”

In delaying his decision on executive actions, President Obama told Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press” that he needs more time to better craft a “sustainable and more effective” policy that the American public can support. Now with more time, will President Obama personally meet with undocumented immigrants before he makes his final decision?"

– Jose Antonio Vargas in Politico Magazine
"Why I Turned Myself in to DHS" September 8, 2014

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