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Civil and Human Rights Coalition Urges House to Support Immigration Reform Bill

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights expressed its support last week for H.R. 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” which closely follows the legislative package passed by the U.S. Senate earlier this year.  “For many years, comprehensive immigration reform has stood out as one of the highest legislative priorities … Read More

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11 Ways the Immigration Reform Bill Can Protect the Rights of Non-citizens

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A key part of the comprehensive bill, S. 744, to fix our nation’s broken immigration system includes changes that will address the fundamental rights that non-citizens have when they come into any contact with the immigration system. Here are 11 principles that the Senate should ensure make it into the final bill: Consider the Facts. … Read More

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Immigration Reform Must Ensure Due Process

Monday, March 25, 2013

In testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 20, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, stressed the importance of ensuring due process for immigrants when considering reform legislation. “As Congress continues its efforts to craft legislation that would overhaul our immigration policies, we could … Read More

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Civil and Human Rights Groups Welcome Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona’s SB1070, Vow to Fight Standing Racial Profiling Provision

Monday, June 25, 2012

Civil and human rights groups welcomed the Supreme Court ruling today that struck down most of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 anti-immigration law but cautioned that the court’s deferral on the issue of allowing officers to request proof of lawful presence in the U.S. could lead to racial profiling and harassment of citizens. “Today’s Supreme Court decision … Read More

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Supreme Court to Hear Arizona SB 1070 Case in April

Friday, February 10, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court has set April 25 as the date it will hear oral arguments in a case involving Arizona’s state anti-immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. Civil and human rights groups have argued that the Arizona law conflicts with the federal government’s authority over immigration enforcement and legalizes racial profiling. The U.S. Court of … Read More

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