Lee and Community Groups Back Immigration Reform

Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) this week hosted a comprehensive immigration reform forum at St. Elizabeth’s High School in Oakland, pledging “to fight for a plan that strengthens families, builds the American workforce, and includes a clear roadmap to citizenship.”
“We are a nation of immigrants whose contributions are a proud part of our heritage,” Lee said. “Unfortunately, undocumented immigrants have lived in the shadows for far too long, and we have a moral obligation to our DREAMers, the LGBT community, and families waiting in perceptual visa backlogs to fix this system.”
The congresswoman was joined at the Tuesday evening meeting by Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo and representatives from Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), Asian Law Caucus, Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, Centro Legal de la Raza, Oakland Chinatown Chamber, Priority Africa Network, and the Alameda Labor Council.