Immigration Policy

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What's next for the movement? (PDF)

Download the PDF of this June update from the Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy team.

Testimony on deportation, detention, and family separation

March 18, 2013: Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the impacts of deportation and detention on families.

New immigration bill would continue key failures of the current system

Quaker group: Fair path to citizenship must stand on more humane principles

PHILADELPHIA (April 16, 2013) - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) finds the summary of the immigration bill released by eight U.S. Senators today a far cry from the just and humane reforms that immigrant communities, faith, labor and advocacy groups have been calling for. Instead it reproduces, and even doubles down on, many of the current failed policies.  

Testimony on the separation of nuclear families under U.S. immigration law

March 14, 2013: Statement to the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee – Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee on the impacts of separating families.

Testimony on immigration enforcement

March 14, 2013: statement to the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee – Subcommittee on Homeland Security Hearing on the impacts of immigration enforcement.

Immigrant Rights Program, Newark NJ

Jocelyn family

Joceyln and her family

Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.

At the Immigrant Rights Program (IRP) in Newark, N.J., our goal is to achieve policies that respect the rights and dignity of all immigrants, including a fair and humane national immigration policy.

The Immigrant Rights Program’s successful integration of legal services, advocacy and organizing has made a dramatic difference in the lives of immigrants in New Jersey and beyond by ensuring that immigrant voices are heard in policy debates, by assisting immigrants with challenging immigration cases, and by changing the narrative about immigration issues to influence policy.

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