Speakers at CLINIC’s annual convening optimistic on immigration reform

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May 19, 2015

A child stands near a sign during an immigration rally in front of the White House in Washington Nov. 7. With the midterm elections over, organizers of the rally said they want President Barack Obama to act immediately on immigration reform to "provide immediate administrative relief covering the broadest number of 'aspiring' Americans."(CNS/Bob Roller)

A child stands near a sign during an immigration rally in front of the White House in Washington Nov. 7. (CNS/Bob Roller)

SALT LAKE CITY (CNS) — Two federal officials told Catholic immigration advocates gathered in Salt Lake City that they are optimistic about the prospect of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration system.

The officials espoused optimism despite a temporary injunction blocking President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive order to implement the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, or DAPA, and expand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Leon Rodriguez, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Juan Osuna, director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review, were part of a plenary session during the annual convening of Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. May 13-15.

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