Success: President Obama to Act on Immigration Reform


Target: President of the United States of America Barack Obama

Goal: Thank the President for pursuing immigration reform though executive action

Immigration reform might finally be moving ahead as President Obama announced he would use his executive powers to achieve progress in the area. According to the Associated Press, Representative John Boehner, the conservative Speaker of the House, told the president recently that the House would not make any effort to pass immigration reform. Although there is a good possibility that immigration reform could pass the House, the Speaker will not allow it to come up for a vote. A previous petition on ForceChange urged the president to pass immigration reform.

Immigration reform intends to fix problems in the current U.S. immigration system. Many of these issues involve undocumented immigrants; proposed reforms have included giving such people a path to legal citizenship and reducing deportations that split up families and send away children brought to the U.S. when they were very young. Reform could lead to more humane treatment of immigrants and a greater likelihood that non-citizens can gain citizenship.

President Obama has pushed for immigration reform for years now, and his declaration of action is a welcome development for activists and immigrants alike. Though executive action can’t ever have the same impact as Congressional action, it can still accomplish important things. By signing this petition, you will thank the president for working towards a reformed immigration system.


Dear President Obama,

Your recent announcement that you will use your executive power to attain immigration reform is a welcome development. Immigration reform has been a long time coming, and any progress at this point is good progress. Congressional action would be a great development, but in its absence any action is better than none.

Immigration reform has the potential to greatly enhance the lives of thousands of people. Everyone benefits when more people become U.S. citizens. Thank you for working to make immigration reform a reality.


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One Comment

  1. Myrna Burdick says:

    Thank you Mr. President for moving to get some sense into
    helping people legitimize their status in the U.S.
    These poor people are no different than our poor early European ancestors who
    left their home countries to make a better life for themselves and their children. A great many of these groups
    were not wanted just because of their ethnicity, their culture, their religion.

    And, of course, it is always those that have it —-money and power that want to make sure those who are striving have to fight like hell to get a piece of the American pie.

    I don’t know about the D.C. restaurant scene, but here in
    AZ and CA restaurants would go down the tubes without all the Hispanics in their kitchens.

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