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 >
Around the country and in Washington, DC, today, thousands of immigrant community members, activists and allies are calling for legalization, an end to detentions and deportations, support for family unity, workers' rights and an end to exploitative guestworker programs. Read more >
Call on legislators during the congressional spring break (through April 5) to urge their support to defend and uphold family unity -- and to commit to ending the cycle of deportations that traumatize, separate and destroy the dreams of hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their families.Read more >
Blog | January 25, 2013 | Cathi Tactaquin and Gerald Lenoir | NNIRR & BAJI
Pramila Jayapal’s article titled, “Why this Round of Immigration Reform is Different” in ColorLines Magazine overlooks some critical factors in the struggle for fair and just immigration reform. It is certainly the case that the immigrant rights movement is stronger today than it was during the last round of the congressional debate, as Jayapal points out. She is also right that the show of force at the ballot box by immigrant voters and their allies helped to c Read more >
Blog | January 21, 2013 | Catherine Tactaquin | NNIRR
January 21, 2013
A memorable day today as the country honors Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and we witness the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President.
This year, the inauguration has been marking a more public launch of the battle for fair and just immigration reform, with expectations that the President would reveal his immigration proposal soon afterwards -- and might hint at the issue in his inaugural speech. Read more >