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Last night, the House Judiciary Committee passed the "SAFE Act," H.R. 2278, introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). If enacted, the SAFE Act's single-minded focus on immigration enforcement will increase detentions and deportations, create an environment of rampant racial profiling and unconstitutional detentions, and criminalize 11 million undocumented immigrants; all without fixing the immigration system's problems.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2013 - Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) hopes to strengthen a provision in the senate immigration reform bill, S. 744, that bans racial profiling, the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday.
"It's not as strong as it needs to be," Cardin was quoted as saying. "We are looking at whether we can strengthen it."
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We are pleased to share the Toolkit on State Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation. This toolkit is a collective effort of the Proactive Team convened by Rights Working Group and draws on best-practices and expertise from successful state-level campaigns for anti-profiling laws, as well as insights from national organizations. The toolkit offers guidance on legislative language, messaging and framing, and coalition-building to advance state legislative campaigns for proactive anti-profiling laws.