Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement

 

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In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.

In response to the recent announcement, The Black Immigration Network has released a statement affirming actions that unite families and mitigate the destructive impact deportations on migrant communities as a whole. 

St. Louis mayor: ‘National Guard will play limited role’

 

The mayor of St. Louis said that he supported Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to send the state’s National Guard to his city in preparation for the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Mayor Francis G. Slay also stated that troops operating within the city would have a secondary role in responding to any disruptions, and that police would be the ones dealing directly with demonstrators.