Across Washington State, communities are ready for comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together.
Today, comprehensive immigration reform is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Across the country and across the aisles of Congress, immigration reform is gaining momentum: it's clearly an issue that makes political and moral sense. We see this in both the historic results of the 2012 Elections, which showed the rising influence of immigrants and communities of color, as well as in the increasing pressure undocumented communities face due to harsh enforcement practices. Immigration reform can strengthen our economy and protect working people, families, and vulnerable communities.
See below for the latest actions happening near you and that you can take online now!
The U.S. Senate is now considering S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, while the House prepares its own legislation. (See the sidebar at right for links to bill summaries and analysis by OneAmerica allies.) The proposal currently in the Senate contains important steps toward real reform, including a path to legal status and eventual citizenship for many undocumented Americans, but more work is required to ensure truly comprehensive reform that puts an end to the inefficiencies and abuses of our current broken immigration system. Now our task truly begins: ensuring that the legislation that is passed reflects our values.
We need immigration reform that lives up to the following core principles:
- Keep all families together by creating a roadmap to citizenship.
- Reunite families.
- Create a sensible worker program with protections.
- Ensure humane treatment.
- Restore a Fair Day In Court.
- Respect safety in immigration enforcement.
- Promote Immigrant Integration.
- Support Gender Equity.
Read the full summary of OneAmerica's Principles of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
- May 1: The Immigrant Spring marches on!
Across the state, OneAmerica will join local communites for May Day marches and rallies calling for just and humane immigration reform.
- Online Petition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Sign a petition calling on Washington State Senators and Representatives to push for just and humane comprehensive immigration reform.
- April 10: The #TimeIsNow! Citizenship for 11 Million
In coordination with a nation-wide day of action and march in Washington D.C., OneAmerica and SEIU members will be supporting local events in Seattle, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, and Yakima and participating in an Online Social Media Campaign to say that the time is now for comprehensive immigration reform and a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented Americans.
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