Posted on April 20, 2011

Rev. Al Sharpton Joins President Obama’s Immigration Reform Effort

Thomas M. Defrank, New York Daily News, April 20, 2011


Participants at a White House meeting with Obama on Tuesday reported he’s determined to keep the issue alive–and asked for help forging a bipartisan consensus behind reforming an immigration policy he often calls “broken.”

The Rev. Al Sharpton called the session “a very healthy beginning” and suggested proponents and opponents join together in “unlikely pairs” to “give a central message: Immigration reform is something America needs and something that America must do together.”

“Immigration reform must be a priority,” he said.

Sharpton urged the country to unite behind “a humane policy but a legal policy that does not threaten American citizens nor violate American law but at the same time deals with the basic need of building this country.”