JANUARY 2013 | Download
Legislative Priorities for Immigration Reform
THE NATIONAL IMMIGRATION LAW CENTER calls for passage of broad and humane immigration reform legislation that provides a clear roadmap to first-class citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans, including DREAMers, and makes it possible for them to fully integrate into the nation’s social and economic fabric, with all the rights and responsibilities entailed in full integration.
First-class citizenship should ensure that everyone living in the U.S. has access to economic supports, affordable health care, workers’ rights, and the freedom to live free from fear of detention and deportation. Specifically, NILC urges Congress to enact immigration reform legislation that includes: