CHICAGO (CBS) — Members of the Latino community, upset over a federal program called Secure Communities, or S-Comm, rallied in front of President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters Tuesday afternoon.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Mary Frances Bragiel reports, the rally in front of the Prudential Building is one of many across the country for National Day of Action.READ MORE: 2 Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Rockton's Chemtool Plant
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“He has power, and he has backed out, and cared more about himself getting reelected than actually stopping deportations,” said Jose Torres.READ MORE: With Areas Of Naperville Devastated By Tornado, Neighbors Band Together A Night Later To Help Each Other
He was joined by more than three dozen others who are accusing President Obama of backing away from his promise of immigration reform, and instead expanding the use of federal immigration agents
“The fact that he’s deported more folks than his predecessor – that has nothing to do with Congress, said an Organizer with the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities. “That is strictly an executive decision.”MORE NEWS: Man Fatally Shot While Working On Car In Front Of His Fernwood Home
The organizer says more than 24-thousand signatures were gathered and turned in to the re-election campaign with the hope that the program would be dissolved.