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immigrant voices at the seat of u.s. power: DC

Saturday, 24 February 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

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For those of you who are interested in the social justice and equal treatment of those who’ve migrated:

Legislative Educational Days of Action
MARCH 13-15th 2007

Hundreds of immigrants from the border region and interior communities will come together at the middle of March in Washington to present their voices, demands, ideas and proposals to members of Congress and to the current Administration on the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Immigrant community delegations will specifically emphasize on the following:

  • The urgency to implement a broad and serious legalization program with access to permanent residency for immigrant workers and families already in the US.
  • The revision of the current border and interior enforcement policies, and the creation of effective accountability mechanism to protect human and civil rights.
  • To establish new programs to allow immigrant workers to come to the US legally, orderly, without violence and with rights.
  • To reassure protection of labor rights of immigrant workers
  • An overhaul of the immigration administrative system and structure to eliminate backlogs and expedite, among other things, the adjustment of status, asylum and refugee applications.
  • Develop effective programs of integration to allow immigrant to fully participate and engage in the social, economic and political life of the US society.
  • To restore due process and court discretion in the matters related to immigration detentions and deportations.
  • To open substantial discussion and analysis of the root causes of immigration and to develop long-term policies to address such causes.

This is a very general agenda of policy principle that we wil to continue reviewing to make their presentation more effective.

If your organization is interested in join this community effort and be part of the weekly conference calls to organize for the event, please contact Border Action Network at 923-4944.

Initial Convening Organizations:

Border Action Network (Arizona)
Border Network for Human Rights (Texas New Mexico)
Human Rights Coordinating Committee of Houston, Texas
Latin American Working Group (Washington, DC)
National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities-NALAAC (National)
Regional Coordination of Human Rights (New Jersey-New York)
Voluntarios de la Comunidad (California)
Voz de la Esperanza Latinoamericana (Brooklyn, NY)
Wind of the Spirit (New Jersey)

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