With all this talk about immigration reform, we thought we’d share our take on what a real solution would mean to our communities.
There will be additions and modifications to this but this is the essence of what we fight for.
CCNSP Immigration Reform Principles
- Address root causes of migration: Without an actual analysis of how different political and economic systems have played into immigration laws and foreign agreements, we will not achieve a systematic remedy to the displacement and exploitation that our communities continue to face both here and abroad.
- Family Unity is central to any legislation: If family unity is not an important element of any “blueprint” for immigration reform, we will stand to lose more than we will gain.
- Moratorium on Deportations NOW: It makes no sense to push for a legalization effort that stands to benefit the 11 million undocumented individuals in this country, without stopping the mass deportation machine that has been working under the current administration.
- Terminate the current and future poli-migra systems in all its forms: Current enforcement programs that exist should be terminated completely. Additionally, predicating for more enforcement (Especially across an already militarized Southern border) is not “comprehensive” at all.
- Laws must be just and discrimination-free: We will not support a policy that throws our LGBTQ brothers and sisters under the bus. We hope that proposal is free of discriminatory and incendiary rhetoric and strives to mend what’s been broken for a long time.
- Impacted community members should be at the forefront of all conversation and should be in decision-making power: All legislation or policy should be reviewed the communities most impacted and they should have a say as to how to move forward. The President and Congress will be held accountable by them.