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.
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Last week Representative Gowdy introduced H.R. 2278, the SAFE Act.This legislation would bring a dangerous expansion of interior enforcement, detention and deportation that would further criminalize immigrants.
By Sameera Hafiz
Policy Director - Rights Working Group
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2013 – A number of amendments that would have caused increased forms of racial profiling, if they were passed into law, were defeated earlier this week when the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) marked up Title III of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act. (S. 744)
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.
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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.
The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the CIR bill is set for Friday, April 19 at 10 am in Room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building. Live-streamed links will be posted two hours before the start of the hearing.
Let them know how you feel about the Senate Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration reform bill. Twitter handles are below.
Listen to this great interview with Rights Working Group Policy Associate Alissa Escarce where she discusses Rights Working Group's efforts to include a ban on racial profiling in comprehensive immigration reform legislation.