President and General Counsel for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"[O]ur immigration system is discriminatory. We have a system that does not provide legal representation, often even a hearing, for decisions that are life and death for some families. We have a system that allows law enforcement to make assumptions based on race or identity that is inconsistent with our constitutional values...
[W]e must reintroduce equal protection values into our definition of family — of any kind — under our immigration law. This means enacting the Uniting All Families Act as part of the comprehensive immigration reform.”
"Thomas Saenz Calls for Comprehensive and Inclusive Immigration Reform," www.creatingchange2010.wordpress.com, Feb. 5, 2010