"We reject current anti-immigrant legislation in the Senate Judiciary Committee, specifically Senator Specter's "Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act 2006," said Rev. Carol Been of The Interfaith Council for Religion, Race, Economic & Social Justice. "We denounce its draconian provisions that allow indefinite detention of non-citizens and designate all undocumented immigrants in the US as aggravated felons and designate in the same criminal class US citizens and legal residents who because of their professional or ministerial duties work with undocumented immigrants."
Immigration reform has received considerable attention in recent months, particularly within the Republican Party. NNIRR compares the impact of HR 4437/Sensenbrenner bill with proposals by President Bush and Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA; Chair of Senate Judiciary Committee).
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights and labor organizations and activists. It serves as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues.
We work to promote a just immigration and refugee policy in the United States and to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status. The National Network bases its efforts in the principles of equality and justice, and seeks the enfranchisement of all immigrant and refugee communities in the United States through organizing and advocating for their full labor, environmental, civil and human rights.
National Immigration Law Center