Protestors pressure Obama to expand immigration relief at fundraiser

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 23, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Immigrants and their advocates held a demonstration outside a high-profile fundraiser with President Barack Obama and high-tech industry leaders in Los Altos, California this morning.

They are putting pressure on President Obama to expand refugee protections and expand administrative relief for all, rather than expediting the deportations of children and their families.

President Obama is calling for nearly $3.7 billion on the issue – including increasing resources at the border and processing deportations immediately.

Meantime, New York immigration advocates and service providers are partnering with local government officials to find out ways their state can meet the needs of unaccompanied children who crossed the US-Mexico borders.

Nearly 3,300 migrant children have arrived in New York State, with another 7,000 minors expected to reach the state in the coming months.

“We’re really eager to assist these children in whatever ways we can,” said Nisha Agarwal, commissioner at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. He said they “will continue to develop strategies to move that forward.”

Aside from food, shelter and clothing, these advocates say they intend to provide social and psychological services, as well as other essential assistance to these border refugees.

“There are need for social services,” said Steven Choi of the NY Immigration Coalition. “There’s gonna be needs for legal representations, there’s gonna be needs to coordinate the educational aspect of this – the recreational aspect of this as well.”

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  • filam
    23 July 2014 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    if liberals like illegals…my proposal…file an affidavit of support and sponsor them. thats what has to be done
    if you file for legal migration…what makes these lawbreakers special
    by signing an affidavit of support, these liberals will be financially and legally responsible for them

    how about Homeless Americans..nobody is helping them..and you say you are Christian.

  • Mario
    24 July 2014 at 1:00 am - Reply

    Democrats you’re digging your own graves… after 15 yrs this kids are all LA RAZA members, and 2yrs from now, Hispanic will be the majority in California. Do you think your children, grandchildren of Pelosi, Fainsteine,Brown and other Democrat whites.. will have future in politic? good bye for you. you open the border, and more are coming. Your master Barrack Hussein Obama destroy the Democrat party…

  • noz
    24 July 2014 at 5:40 am - Reply

    obummer is not doing anything about these illegal aliens. his ways to fool the public he is doing something is his insistent of spending 3.7 billions appropriations from congress. thus, if he does not get the billions from congress, then obozo and his bozos will have grounds to blame – it’s all the fault of the do nothing dominant GOP congress why these illegal alien border crossers are not being deported, and why the illegal alien border crossers are out of control. this is the tactic of obozo and his socialist bozos are ingraining to the heads of the growing easily deceived populous. the reality is there are tons of options obozo can do with the stroke of his pen to speedy deport these illegal alien border crossers. the clue is ranking these illegal alien border crossers as refugees, gives us the truth why obozo and his bozos want the 3.7 billions is to resettle these illegal aliens. anybody believing obozo will use the 3.7 billions to deport these illegal aliens were all given a good cleansing of their gray matters. obozo is into the dirty gain of the demonicrap party, couldn’t care less on the on going degradation of america under his watch, propagandizing its all the faults of dominant GOP congress. sadly, obummer is winning with his propagandas among gullible americans. obozo without a doubt and without questions has the upper hands in accomplishing the far out bleeding hearts, socialists, lefties, liberals plans of changing america’s landscapes from capitalist to a socialist nation with the hispanic invasions.

  • Enigma
    24 July 2014 at 8:42 am - Reply

    We CAN NOT absorb these law breakers while our own citizens lack work, and our social services are already strained.Everything done to make life easy for these criminals just entices more of them to try their luck.

  • JRB
    24 July 2014 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Look at all this people, immigrants and their advocates in California and in New York, commissioner Nisha Agawal at the Mayor’s office of immigrants affairs. What their are saying in helping the illegal kids? Why can’t their all help the legal kids in America that have their parents out of jobs and homeless? Why are you all “BLIND.” or Stupid. All of you will go to hell when you all die. Really in this world we have stupid people with no brains?