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" Ending the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program was a serious mistake that will harm the United States and will spark a national political crisis. "
" I was arrested twice in demonstrations in front of the Obama White House in the push for DACA. "
" As a Democrat from Illinois, as a member of Congress who believes in and admires President Obama, it genuinely pains me to say that the facts show that this president has done no more to solve our immigration crisis than George W. Bush. "
" The immigrant blame game is one of the most predictable, and most deplorable, elements of public debate in our nation. "
" Legal immigrants have been an engine of economic growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship on this continent for longer than we have been a nation. "
" We should encourage people who have lived here peacefully for years to earn legal status over time. "
" We need the federal government to assert their supremacy over the immigration issue and make it clear to state legislatures, cowboy cops, and the American people that the federal government is in charge and effectively enforcing and regulating immigration. "
" The American people overwhelmingly want to see smart policy that secures our families, our borders, and our economy. "
" DACA is a lifeline for individuals who have grown up in the U.S. but who lack immigration papers. "
" I have never pretended to be a legal scholar, but when scores of lawyers are lining up to agree with the Supreme Court that the president has the power to make choices when it comes to whom to deport and whom to let stay, then I tend to agree with them. "
" We believe that the way you dress and the shoes you wear are not probable cause for questioning or arrest. "
" Immigration policy should be set and enforced federally. "
" Too many people fought too hard to make sure all citizens of all colors, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities can vote to think that not voting somehow sends a message. "
" According to the Privacy Rights Center, up to 10 million Americans are victims of ID theft each year. They have a right to be notified when their most sensitive health data is stolen. "
" Obama the President needs to stand up for what Obama the candidate and what Obama the Senator and what Obama the Chicago community organizer stood for and lead the Congress towards reform. "
" The initials BP used to stand for British Petroleum, but like Kentucky Fried Chicken, they changed their name to improve their image. Apparently, 'Petroleum,' like the word 'Fried,' connoted a company too oily for American tastes. "
" Appeasing Wall Street is to be expected from the GOP who do little to hide their true intentions and their defense of the wealthiest financial institutions and interests. "
" BP should be Banned Permanently because they are too failed to be big. "
" The American people are much more practical than Republican lawmakers on equal pay, on the minimum wage, on same-sex marriage, and on basic civil rights. "
" Mr. Speaker, our Nation depends on immigrants' labor, and I hope we can create an immigration system as dependable as they are. "
" Senator Obama and I had been on the same side of many fights, and we had worked together on the issue that is most urgent to me - comprehensive immigration reform. "
" I understand the frustration provoked by our broken immigration system. But 50 state immigration policies are just a recipe for more chaos. "
" And they do those jobs not because they want to take away anything from America, but because they want to give their skills, their sweat, their labor, for a better life and to help build a better America, just as those who came before them. "
" I am a senior Democratic Member of Congress whose parents were born in Puerto Rico and for whom Puerto Rico self-determination has been - and remains - a central issue of my congressional career. "
" I remember clearly the afternoon I sat down with Obama. In December 2006, he was preparing for a family trip, and the decision to run weighed heavily on his mind. As a progressive member of Congress from Illinois, I was excited and energized by the prospect of my senator, and my friend, running for president. "
" We need to build bridges between the LGBT community and the larger immigrant community. In the end, the bigger the tent we build, the more successful we'll be. "
" If I saw someone in need and I did nothing, I'd be defacing my own humanity. "
" In the public debate, while commentators and critics have targeted immigrants with blame and bullying, our nation's immigrants have simply kept on working, kept on contributing, and kept on hoping for a solution. "
" We should be clear that we prefer a system that allows people to come to the U.S. with visas, not in the hands of smugglers. "
" On Tuesday 26 July 2011, I was arrested in front of the White House along with a dozen other pro-immigrant advocates and clergy. We sat down on the sidewalk in front of the White House with a banner that read 'One Million Deported Under President Obama' and refused to move when the police ordered us to. "
" We watched the U.S. citizenship immigration services web site in March. They had six million, two hundred thousand hits, and two million people downloaded applications for citizenship. So what we're doing is attempting to help people in that process. "