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Immigration reform advocates hopeful Obama will lead

Source: Voxxi
Date: December 4, 2012

Faith leader says Obama has 92 days after inauguration to introduce immigration reform

Faith leaders such as Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, wasted no time dictating the premise of his argument. He told reporters at a press conference Tuesday morning that the president has 92 days to introduce immigration reform.

“In 2013, we’re calling on the president in the White House and we’re going to meet with the White House and we’re calling on action in 92 days. That’s a specific task and I’m hopeful about the response,” said Wallis.

More than 250 activists are planning a strategy session and are then heading to Capitol Hill for meetings with lawmakers today. The coalition clarified that rather than advocating for a piecemeal approach, they’re pushing for a comprehensive reform package.

“The time is now,” reiterated Wallis. “We’re calling for something big, something bold, something that changes the issues.”