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NNIRR joins dozens of groups in opposing SAFE Act in the House

NNIRR has joined dozens of other organizations today in opposing the dangerous SAFE Act (HR 2278), still pending in the House of Representatives. While groups in Washington and elsewhere have recently rallied for stalled action on immigration reform in the House, a letter with nationwide endorsers urges House leaders Boehner and Pelosi to stop any action on the SAFE Act, whether as a stand alone bill or as part of any other legislation. Read more >

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Let’s be Honest: CHIP Political Commentary

Clarity and directness is the best way to communicate, so let’s give it a try.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform is dead. Many leftwing immigrant activists and analysts have been putting this view out for a while, but for political, ideological, and racists reasons these perspectives have been ignored in the mainstream immigrant advocacy movement.

This conclusion is justified when we take an overview of possible legislative scenarios. Each scenario has its proponents and detractors, but what is important for our work is their likelihood to materialize. Read more >

Rights, Justice, Peace

Today at the Mall in Washington, DC, is the "official" commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, including a speech by President Obama and remarks from past presidents. Tens of thousands of people marched in Washington last Saturday, committing to an agenda for rights and justice. Read more >

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Immigrant rights a key part of continuing fight for racial justice

Tomorrow in Washington, DC, tens of thousands are expected to rally and march on the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, over a quarter of a million people marched in the nation's capitol for racial equality. There, Dr. Read more >

National Day of Action Against Border Militarization - July 17, 2013

Take action today and every day! Read more >

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Senate Nears Vote on Flawed Immigration Bill

'Border Surge' Amendment -- Escalation of Bad and Dangerous Policy Read more >

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Urgent Action Alert: Stop the 'SAFE' Act, Stop Detentions & Deportations

Urgent Action Needed Today to Stop HR 2278, the 'SAFE' Act Read more >

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Reminder: Sign Open Letter to Senate Judiciary - Fair and Just Immigration Reform

A reminder:

Please sign the Open Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of Fair and Just Immigration Reform! Read more >

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A Call for Endorsements: Fair and Just Immigration Reform!

As the Senate Judiciary Committee continues the “mark up” process on S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, we ask you to join our Open Letter in which we urge the Committee to adhere to principles of human rights, fairness and justice.

We are asking for both individual and organizational endorsements of our Open Letter for Fair and Just Immigration Reform. The letter will be sent to Judiciary Committee members prior to the next scheduled mark-up day, May 20. Read more >

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International Workers' Day 2013: Calls for Legalization -- Not Deportation!

For the past several years International Workers' Day, May Day, has served as a vehicle to spotlight the particular injustices against immigrant workers, especially the undocumented. Read more >