Reject Immigration Reform Extremism

The border security measures in the Senate bill should enrage Latinos.

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It's critical to draw a line now, not just because of the broken promises, but because failure to secure serious and real reform will deepen the harrowing vulnerability of millions who have watched and waited as 1.7 million of their husbands, wives, children and fellow immigrants have been deported. Similarly, we cannot and will not stand by and allow Democrats to continue yielding to the worst proposals coming from Republican extremists. The promise of citizenship for all 11 million must not wither away in the name of political expediency.

Arturo Carmona is executive director of, a national organization that exists to amplify the political voice of Latino communities.

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