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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Angelica Salas
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Thursday granting illegal immigrants driver's licenses, in a decision immigrant rights groups hailed as a major step forward for their movement.
Demonstrators demanded an overhaul of immigration laws Wednesday in an annual, nationwide ritual that carried a special sense of urgency as Congress considers sweeping legislation that would bring many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows.
A coalition of community and faith-based pro-immigration groups who helped elect President Obama in 2008 will begin a series of town-hall meetings and news conferences Tuesday in California to tell the president that the nations immigration system is "broken" and to remind him of campaign pledges he made to fix it.
"The governor's signature on AB60 opens a window of opportunity unfairly closed shut to millions of Californians in 1993," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. "The state Legislature and the governor recognize a driver's license makes our roads safer and offers a practical tool any Californian, regardless of immigration status, can use to conduct everyday tasks that greatly contribute to our state's growth."
"The invisible become visible on May 1," said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane