Last night, President Obama appeared on "Premio Lo Nuestro," a Latin music awards show, and thanked Latino voters for coming out to vote in November (even if they didn't vote for him). He also encouraged Latinos to keep coming out and making their voices heard, promising that he would "always be listening."
This appearance follows the President's announcement last week that he is still committed to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform this year. We hope that this is only one of many such appearances (to both Spanish- and English-speaking audiences) that will help garner political support for CIR.
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In other encouraging news from the administration, Dora Schriro--special advisor to Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano for ICE and Detention and Removal--wrote on the USA Today blog yesterday promising to carefully consider the Amnesty International report that was released yesterday decrying immigrant detention standards in the United States.
Schriro acknowledged the sense of urgency needed in her review of detention standards and detainee treatment and promised that she and Secretary Napolitano were committed to "measurable, sustainable progress."
All good news from the administration. I hope I can keep saying that more and more as time goes by.