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.
Washington, DC – Today, three dozen members of Congress--led by Reps. John Lewis, Judy Chu, Joe Garcia and Lucille Roybal-Allard—sent a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate urging them to ensure that immigration reform legislation includes strong civil rights and due process protections.
NEW ORLEANS -- Although the nation’s largest city--New York--is facing intense scrutiny over its discriminatory use of stop and frisk policies--including a major civil rights lawsuit currently being heard in federal court and a package of bills designed to end discriminatory policing--the chief of another major U.S. city has turned to the use of stops and frisks as a major law enforcement tool.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Overlooked in the national dialogue and media coverage of immigration reform are the lives and experiences of Black immigrants.
This week that changed a bit when hundreds of Black immigrants, mostly from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America rallied at the U.S. Capitol, participated in a Hill briefing organized by the Tri-Caucus and lobbied Congress to demand fairness and inclusion in immigration reform while highlighting the black immigrant experience.