September 03, 2010

CONLAMIC Statement on Illegal Immigration New Reduced Numbers

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Coalition Of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders (CONLAMIC) issues the following statement regarding the Pew Hispanic Research Report on Unauthorized Immigration Flows Down Sharply.

"A reduction on the undocumented immigrant community was expected due to various factors; a weak economy, a sharp increase on deportations and a wrong nationalistic approach to immigration reform.

The main question that thousands of undocumented immigrants are asking themselves today is; "how they knew about us?", affirms the Reverend Miguel Rivera, CONLAMIC Chairman.

CONLAMIC called for a Census 2010 Boycott, due to the fact that without legalization, enumeration is an unnecessary exposed risk that turns itself to be the worst evidence against the undocumented immigrant community itself.

"Anti immigrant laws passed in Oklahoma, Georgia, Arizona and Virginia, are the results of tangible evidence census reports, used by those elected officials who take ill advantage of such a sensitive and polarizing issue, using the undocumented immigrant population as a pawn for self- political benefit.

Asking the undocumented immigrants (only) members of our churches not to answer any census, was a matter of principle and reading the Pew Hispanic Center report and how the undocumented immigrant population is been determined, confirmed our concerns.

It is worst to know that, Congress will not do something about Comprehensive Immigration Reform for years to come and thousands more of our brethren, are at risk to become part of the new economic COMMODITY in Wall Street; an undocumented immigrant detained client, which is developing to become a great business investment on private detention centers around the nation", concluded the Reverend Rivera.

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