Senate and House Republicans are adamant about making immigration enforcement a priority over any immigration reform. They are calling for stricter worksite enforcement and also for wasting more resources on increased border security without any clear goal for what a secure border looks like or articulated plans to fix our flawed immigration system. Read more
This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more
Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s Executive Director, issued the following statement after the 55 to 41 vote on December 18:
“The Senate’s vote to block passage of the DREAM Act raised bullying behavior to a new level in our nation. By targeting children who were brought to the U.S. by their undocumented immigrant parents and by denying those children the opportunity to earn citizenship through hard work and sacrifice, legislators have embarrassed themselves and our nation..." Read more
On December 8, 2010, during a debate on the DREAM Act, Senator Durbin announced on the Senate floor, “If you or I were driving down the highway and speeding, pulled over by a policeman, given a ticket, we’d understand it. But if they also gave a ticket to your young daughter in the backseat, you’d say, ‘that’s not fair, she wasn’t driving.' These children [the dreamers] were not driving!” Read more
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