Senate Must Take Just Approach to Immigration Overhaul

February 13, 2013 9:58 am

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ACLU Statement on Tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

February 13, 2013

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WASHINGTON – “The ACLU urges the Senate Judiciary Committee to be steadfast in defending and enacting those parts of the bipartisan ‘Gang of Eight’ framework that advance our Constitution’s principles and American values of family unity and due process,” said Joanne Lin, ACLU legislative counsel. “However, other parts of the framework, including those that mandate E-Verify and continue wasteful and unnecessary spending on the border, raise serious civil liberties concerns and should be rejected.”

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ACLU and Immigration

As President Obama and Congress take up immigration reform, the ACLU has developed a framework and urges policymakers to promote the priorities contained therein in any proposals. The framework is available here.

Using targeted impact litigation, advocacy and public outreach, ACLU’s work in this area carries on its commitment to protecting the rights and liberties of all people living in the United States. For over 25 years, we have been at the forefront of almost every major legal struggle on behalf of immigrants’ rights, focusing on challenging laws that deny immigrants’ access to the courts, impose indefinite and mandatory detention, and discriminate on the basis of nationality, race or ethnicity.

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