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April 17, 2013, Washington, D.C. -- The introduction of the bipartisan Gang of Eight’s bill that would establish a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants is a welcome first step in achieving much needed reforms of the immigration system.
April 19, 2013, Washington, D.C. --- Earlier this week, Rights Working Group joined with a number of national and regional social justice organizations to launch the CAMBIO campaign, an effort to fight for provisions in immigration reform legislation that would protect human rights, constitutional rights in immigration reform, including just border security and enforcement policies, workers rights, and alternatives to dentention.
Less than a month ago, a bipartisan group of eight senators working on comprehensive immigration reform legislation released their principles for immigration reform, which are broad goals for what they hope to accomplish.
Although the principles recognized the broken immigration system and endorsed a path to citizenship, some of their recommendations were deeply troubling to many immigrants rights, human rights and civil rights groups.