OAS chief hails Obama’s initiative on immigrants in US

November 21, 2014 in Regional

JoséMiguelInsulza-1KINGSTON, Jamaica — Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has welcomed the initiative announced last evening by President of the United States, Barack Obama that benefits nearly five million undocumented people living in the US.

“This is the fruit of the struggle they have carried forward for years to achieve a migratory status that distances them from illegality and brings them closer to a life of dignity in this country,” said Insulza.

He added that “the courage of the US executive, who decided to move forward toward a fair goal that did not deserve to be further postponed.”

With this action, Insulza said “President Obama recognizes the contribution that these millions of workers make every day to the greatness of the United States, and the need to normalize their presence in the country.”

The OAS leader highlighted that the executive action announced by President Obama “benefits many immigrants from the member countries of the Organization of American States.”

Yesterday, in a courtesy call at the headquarters of the Jamaica Observe.r Insulza voiced concerns about a recent move by The Bahamas government to round up and detain illegal immigrants in the island chain.