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An Open Letter to the Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of Fair and Just Immigration Reform

Over 700 groups and individuals call on senators to commit to human rights, fairness and justice as mark-up of S. 744 continues this week

As the Senate Judiciary Committee continues its deliberations on the immigration reform bill, over 700 organizations and individuals have joined with the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to urge the committee members to commit to human rights, fairness and justice in immigration policy. 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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Day Two Recap From The Markup Of The Immigration Reform Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday continued consideration of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
The markup began at 10:00 a.m., and concluded at 5:10 p.m.
During Tuesday’s session a total of 38 amendments were considered by the Committee, including one substitute amendments and eight second- and third-degree amendments.
Nearly half the amendments considered were offered by Republicans.
Of the 38 amendments considered, 24 were accepted, all but one with bipartisan support.
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Immigration Reform 2013: LGBT Discrimination and National ID Showcase Republican Hypocrisy

The passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill is being threatened by an amendment that strips people of their right to privacy, Republican opposition to amendments that provide equal protection for gay and lesbian families, and a provision that has the potential to create a biometric national database. Read more >

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Two controversial GOP immigration amendments rejected by Senate panel

Several Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee joined with Democrats Tuesday to reject two controversial GOP amendments that would have upended a bipartisan proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws by requiring stricter border enforcement and visa standards. 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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