Immigration policy affects all aspects of society. Regardless of status, immigrants have always played a central role in the life and growth of our nation. Immigrants contribute $10 billion a year to this country's economic growth. Unfortunately, in the wake of September 11 terrorist attacks, immigrants in the United States have increasingly been targets of discrimination and suspicion. Our country must be defended, but one must not forget this nation's commitment to the ideals of equality and freedom for all peoples.
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July 29, 2014 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
On July 1, President Obama announced that his administration would take executive action to reform our broken immigration system, with an eye toward reducing unnecessary deportations. The changes could have far-reaching implications for millions of immigrant families who are suffering as a result of the current system.
May 9, 2014 - Posted by Patrick McNeil
The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on Thursday issued updated guidance to public elementary and secondary schools to ensure that no child is denied equal access to education, no matter their immigration status.
April 25, 2014 - Posted by Patrick McNeil
On May 15, the civil and human rights community will honor Eliseo Medina with its highest honor, the Hubert. H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Award. Medina is one of the nation’s most ardent and successful labor organizers and an expert at building diverse coalitions among local community and national partners.
November 20, 2013 - Posted by Haley Robinson
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights expressed its support last week for H.R. 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” which closely follows the legislative package passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year.
June 12, 2013 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
A key part of the comprehensive bill, S. 744, to fix our nation’s broken immigration system includes changes that will address the fundamental rights that non-citizens have when they come into any contact with the immigration system. Here are 11 principles that the Senate should ensure make it into the final bill:
March 25, 2013 - Posted by Emily Van Dusen
In testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 20, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, stressed the importance of ensuring due process for immigrants when considering reform legislation.
Civil and Human Rights Groups Welcome Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona’s SB1070, Vow to Fight Standing Racial Profiling Provision
June 25, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
Civil and human rights groups welcomed the Supreme Court ruling today that struck down most of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 anti-immigration law but cautioned that the court’s deferral on the issue of allowing officers to request proof of lawful presence in the U.S. could lead to racial profiling and harassment of citizens.
February 10, 2012 - Posted by Victoria Samuels
The U.S. Supreme Court has set April 25 as the date it will hear oral arguments in a case involving Arizona’s state anti-immigration law, Senate Bill 1070.
November 2, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against South Carolina’s new immigration law on Monday, arguing that “the law’s operation will cause irreparable harm.”
October 12, 2011 - Posted by Avril Lighty
A recently enacted anti-immigration law in South Carolina is unconstitutional, illegal, and opens the door to racial profiling, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a coalition of civil rights groups.
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