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The Nation: Fears Immigration Reform Will Mean Greater Harassment of Immigrant Groups ht @AsianLawCaucus

posted by Randall


immigrant protestA coalition of progressive immigrant rights groups is warning that immigration reform is code for “brutal enforcement policies” along our nation’s borders.

The Dignity Campaign is a coalition of 40 immigrant rights groups who say there is an alternative to the trade offs proposed by President Obama. They describe immigration reform as “primarily a vague promise used to attract immigrant and Latino voters, [while] border communities have suffered the costs of irresponsible and brutal enforcement-only policies, resulting in death and violence.”

Instead the Dignity Campaign would like to see a proposal based on “human, labor and civil rights for all.” Their proposal is outlined in a article published in The Nation

“The idea of the three-part tradeoff, that is, that we get some legalization in trade for guest worker programs and increased immigration enforcement, has been around for a long time,” says Lillian Galedo, executive director of Filipino Advocates for Justice in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We need a new alternative.”

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