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April 19, 2013, Washington, D.C. -- Rights Working Group stands united with all those across the nation who are shocked and saddened by this week’s attacks that took lives and injured hundreds.
“We express deep sympathy for the victims of the bombings and their families,” said Margaret Huang, executive director of Rights Working Group. “The bombings were a deplorable act.”
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.
Late into the evening on May 21st, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded the mark up of amendments to the the immigration reform bill, Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744). The Committee also voted to move the bill out of Committee and to the full Senate.
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.