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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

SENATORS MENENDEZ AND KENNEDY INTRODUCE RAIDS BILL

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The American Immigration Lawyers Association has this to say about the effort to deal with abuses in immigration raids:



For Immediate Release>>>>



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Senate Act Would
Restore Rule of Law to Immigration Enforcement>>



American Immigration
Law Foundation Lauds Menendez-Kennedy Raids Bill>>
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On Friday, September 26th, Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and
Edward Kennedy (D-MA) proposed the "Protect Citizens and Residents from
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"The American Immigration Law Foundation
applauds Senators Menendez and Kennedy's efforts to reintroduce the rule of law
and the basic principles of fairness and humanity to the enforcement of our
country's immigration laws with the Protect
Citizens and Residents from Unlawful Raids and Detention Act
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Due process and equal treatment under the law are fundamental rights that our
country has stood for and are at the heart of the Menendez-Kennedy bill.>>
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In recent months, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) has dramatically stepped up interior enforcement efforts and
it's no secret that hundreds of ICE detainees have been grossly denied not only
due process protections, but also the fair treatment that every person,
regardless of their immigration status, deserves.  This failure to abide
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citizens and lawful residents have been mistakenly detained; workers have been
retaliated against for exercising their rights to organize in the workplace;
and DHS officials have raided private homes without a warrant.>>>>



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Immigration raids, detentions, and mass
deportations terrorize workers and wreak havoc on families and entire
communities with no real payoff.  We can't expect to deport our way out of
our immigration problem and we can't expect to improve wages and working
conditions by simply removing a class of exploited workers.  What we need
is fair and practical comprehensive immigration reform that restores the rule
of law through realistic regulation.  >>
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stands for.  As a country, we have always valued the need for fairness,
due process, and the ability and freedom to have a voice in our judicial
system.  However, when it comes to immigration, our nation's noble legacy
has been bluntly disregarded by federal officials. It's encouraging that
members in Congress are prepared to challenge the current administration and
reaffirm our uncompromising commitment to these principles.">>>>



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  1. George Chell's Avatar
    It is about time! For a moment I was thinking that the red staters led by Sessions, Vitter and DeMint (and of course the biggest Red man Pat Buchanan) were trying to make the US a real red, i.e., a Marxist communist state.
  2. USC's Avatar
    Given Senator Kennedy's work on immigration reform, Greg's link and the fact that Senator Kennedy has been just taken to Cape Cod Hospital (he was feeling unwell) I thought some of the readers might find the following links of interest.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-ed27208aug27,0,1845243.story

    http://www.theusdaily.com/articles/viewopiarticle.jsp?id=1168&type=Opinion
  3. GOV's Avatar
    Deport all who is illegal, do not award citizenship to people who are born here if their parents are illegal.....support the ones who come here legally.
  4. Concerned's Avatar
    I hope I'm right, I think S.3606 (Religious Worker Visa Extension) was passed in the House this evening around 6:00 p.m.
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