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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The U.S. immigration system is badly broken and in need of repair. It tears apart families; it’s created what is rapidly becoming a permanent underclass that lives in the shadows outside the protection of the law; it doesn’t adequately address the degree to which some U.S. employers exploit both foreign-born and native-born workers; nor does it recognize the realities of our labor market in a 21st century global economy.

The task of getting immigration reform right requires a careful and delicate balancing of numerous policy objectives. These objectives must include a roadmap to citizenship for people who are working hard and contributing to our communities, our culture, and our economy; firm and fair enforcement that deters unauthorized immigration but treats individuals with dignity; the upholding of our nation’s longstanding commitment to due process and civil rights; the promotion of family unity and the integration of new Americans; and meeting the needs of employers in a way that protects immigrant and native-born workers alike.

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