NDLON on #LatinoRebelsRadio: We Unequivocally Reject Notion of ‘Felons Not Families’

Last night on Latino Rebels Radio, we discussed what happens next, now that President Obama has weighed in on the immigration debate. After our host @julito77 and co-host @laxaris had Hairo Cortes of the Orange County Immigrant Youth United sharing his insights about the community’s reactions, Marisa Franco of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) vowed that organizers will continue to fight. Franco said that NDLON “unequivocally” rejected “the notion of ‘felons not families,'” a central theme to the president’s immigration speech. According to Franco, NDLON will organize to shed more light on the country’s enforcement system and also remind everyone that this is not about political parties—it is about what the community is saying.

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Here is the full episode. We had some technical issues since with the show (we missed our producer!), but Cortes is with us until about 25 minutes into the show, with Franco joining us around the 30-minute mark. Welcome to live Internet radio.

Meanwhile, a new Latino Decisions poll shows overwhelming Latino voter support for the president’s actions. Next week, we will continue to conversation with a new slate of guests who are close to the ground. Follow our channel here.

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