immigration reform

Race is at the Root of the Divide Over Immigration Reform

Almost all the talk around immigration reform skirts the real issues: race and your vision of America. There are now nearly 51 million Latinos living in the United States and their population has grown astronomically. As their population has grown, so has their political strength.

On the Passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

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On the Passage of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013

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Corker-Hoeven Amendment: A Huge Price to Pay for Immigration Reform

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RWG Condemns the Corker Border Deal For Irresponsibly Militarizing the Border While Failing to Include Needed Human Rights Protections

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Washington, D.C., June 24, 2013 -- Rights Working Group firmly rejects the Corker border deal to revise the pending Senate immigration reform legislation because it unreasonably militarizes the border, ramps up immigration enforcement measures, and fails to include necessary oversight mechanisms to protect human rights or prevent ongoing abuses of power, including racial profiling.

Senator Cardin Proposes Amendments to Fix Prohibition of Racial Profiling in Immigration Reform

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June 20, 2013, Washington, D.C.-Two amendments to the senate’s immigration reform bill, S. 744, have been offered by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) to fix  protections against racial profiling and discrimination in immigration enforcement.

AUDIO: RWG Discusses Efforts to Protect Human Rights in Immigration Reform Legislation and the Conservative Attack

AUDIO: Policy Director Sameera Hafiz talks with Marcela Diaz of RWG member Somos un Pueblo Unido on KSFR public radio about efforts to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that protects human rights and includes a strong ban on racial profiling.

Gowdy's Misnamed Safe Act Poses Threat to U.S. System of Justice, Due Process and Human Rights

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Stop SAFE Act Before It Threatens Immigration Reform

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.

Why Racial Profiling Matters for Women and Families

By Sameera Hafiz

Policy Director - Rights Working Group