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OPEN LETTER TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS:

July 2012

Dear friends,  

Please join us as we renew the fight for a fair and just immigration policy, including a respectful, decent program to validate the status of those living and working here without current immigration documents. The President's "deferred action" on the deportation of young immigrants, on the heels of pressure from the DREAM movement, has given us some hope -- but we know that this policy continues to leave so many without any protected status and subject to deportation.

The Supreme Court's ruling to allow the notorious "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's SB 1070 has reinforced the dangerous terrain for many in our immigrant communities: we need to continue to fight punitive immigration enforcement policies -- and we have to be pro-active to securing longterm protections and rights. Photo: Activists in North Carolina respond to the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's SB 1070. [Credit: La Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas (COLA).]

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The National Network is committed to immigration policies that respect  human rights. We believe that reforms should advance social and economic justice, and not take away rights and protections from any specific sector or group. Yes, we have a huge challenge before us to win the kinds of policy changes that will support safe and healthy communities.

Please join with us as we kickstart plans to advance reforms that will address the “dream” of millions of undocumented immigrants: a safe, secure and dignified way to transition their status, and obtain green cards and work documents.

Committing to justice and rights

Around the country immigrant rights groups are challenging local immigration policing, the so-called "silent raids" on workplaces, the deadly effects of border militarization. But we need also an all-out effort to define and push for "legalization" -- regularization, adjustment of status, roadmap to citizenship -- however we describe access to legal status, relief from rampant enforcement and infringements on rights, and an end to massive deportations and the separation of families. And the various legislative "blueprints" that would leave legalization applicants in a limbo status for over a dozen years just don't cut it!

This is an important moment, on the eve of another presidential election, and as we envision the possibilities and challenges over the next 4-5 years. Your participation and annual dues are crucial to keeping this work alive and thriving. 

Please, join or renew your membership in NNIRR today!

Sincerely,

 Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director

P.S.  Whether you join as an  individual or as anorganization, dues are on a sliding scale and you can join at any membership level with which you are comfortable. But do join -- and be part of a unique network to strengthen our voice for immigrant rights, support each other’s local campaigns, and build the growing connection with partners around the world to advance rights for all migrants.

Click here to see an overview of our activities in 2012!

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