Obama and Immigration: What About Haitians?

Reflecting on the DREAM Act and its benefits for Mexican Americans, Clutch magazine's Kirsten West Savali reminds readers of the groups she says the president has ignored. 

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Clutch magazine's Kirsten West Savali, reflecting on the DREAM Act and its benefits for Mexican Americans, reminds readers of the groups she says the president has ignored.

Yesterday, I wrote an article about the obvious dissent that was brewing in the black American community because President Barack Obama has spoken out so diligently on behalf of Mexican-Americans and the D.R.E.A.M. act, literally circumventing congress to ensure that Mexican children brought to the States at an early age be allowed a clear path to citizenship as opposed to deportation.

In the article I discussed why we shouldn't get upset at Mexicans for demanding legislation, while we wait and expect Obama to realize that paying attention to the specific ills that plague the black community should be addressed because, "Gosh darn it, it's the right thing to do."

That's not happening, not in this lifetime nor the next. 

Read Kirsten West Savali's entire piece at Clutch magazine.

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Kirsten West Savali is a cultural critic and senior writer for The Root, where she explores the intersections of race, gender, politics and pop culture. You can always find her where the good fight is—or good cookies. Follow her on Twitter.

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