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IDEPSCA on immigration


IDEPSCA and its constituents call for a legalization process that moves beyond immigration reform and into a thoughtful and strategic long-term plan that addresses the complexity of this issue in a more humane and democratic fashion.

We support an immigration reform that will primarily stop the deaths at the border, stop the abuse of smugglers and unscrupulous employers, and stop the division of families. We support a reform that will deal with such complex and rarely discussed issues in a manner consistent with the U.S. constitution bringing and honor to over 12 million human beings. IDEPSCA calls upon our elected representatives and officials to enact legislation that at least includes the following:

- Legalizes immigrants already contributing to this country and allows them to come out of the shadows.

- Reforms our immigration system, which will give to millions of human beings.

- Reforms our immigration system, which will expedite the reunification of families.

- Creates a system that allows workers and their families who wish to migrate to the U.S. to enter our country and work in a safe, legal, and orderly manner with their rights fully protected.

The U.S. government has to address legalization in a more humane and just fashion. The system should not accuse or blame immigrants for the social and economic ills or for the atrocious acts of terrorism committed by a few. A comprehensive immigration reform strategy should respect and honor immigrants just as much as it welcomes and embraces the contributions they make to the U.S.