A surprise appearance by President Obama at a meeting this week helps pacify some, but calls for action rather than oratory continue.
By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
August 22, 2009
Immigrant rights activists said Friday that a White House meeting this week to reaffirm support for immigration reform -- featuring a surprise appearance by President Obama -- had helped mollify growing frustration over what some perceived as backpedaling on reform promises.
But many said that action will be needed to keep the faith among immigrants and their supporters, particularly Latinos who turned out in record numbers to help elect Obama last year. [...]
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