Immigration advocates are voicing their anger over the fact that under the Obama administration deportations have reached a record high — passing every record set by the much-maligned Bush administration.

In New York, advocates took to the streets Thursday to start a monthlong push for the New York Immigration Coalition’s (NYIC) “Stroke of a Pen” campaign.  They are urging President Obama to stop the mass deportation of “hard-working immigrants and family members” by forgoing congressional approval and issuing an executive order.

The NYIC and participating groups will be mobilizing people on the streets and online to send Obama letters and pens to pressure him into using his executive powers to stop “unjust” deportations

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