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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Keith Rushing, Communications Director, krushing@rightsworkinggroup (c) 202.557.4291
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2013 - Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) hopes to strengthen a provision in the senate immigration reform bill, S. 744, that bans racial profiling, the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday.
"It's not as strong as it needs to be," Cardin was quoted as saying. "We are looking at whether we can strengthen it."