Sierra Club Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–November 21, 2014.  Last night, President Obama announced executive action to provide temporary immigration relief to millions of undocumented immigrants.

Michael Brune, Sierra Club executive director, issued the following statement in response:

“This is what leadership looks like. In the wake of Republican obstruction on immigration reform, President Obama has taken an important and necessary first step toward offering temporary relief for undocumented families who are living in our society’s shadows.

“Today, the president has done what he can to advance immigration reform, but the job must be finished by Congress.

“The Sierra Club supports a path to citizenship that will empower those in our nation who are among the most vulnerable to toxic pollution and the effects of climate disruption to fully participate in our democracy, fight back against polluters, and demand clean energy solutions.  We believe it is possible to meet this goal without jeopardizing wildlife or communities in our borderlands through destructive border enforcement provisions.”