Sunday, February 10, 2013

DREAMers Outline Immigration Reform Principles

Core Principles For Immigration Reform
Direct and Straightforward Roadmap To Citizenship
By United We Dream
February 6, 2013

Because of the integral role that 11 million undocumented immigrants play in the economy, culture, and communities of the United States, we must reform our immigration system to create a fair and reasonable pathway to citizenship for members of our community. This includes DREAMers, individuals who came to the U.S. as children, our parents, families, friends, and neighbors. This inclusive approach is the only solution consistent with our nation’s values of fairness and equality and the only one that will get the job done. [...]

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Group of Young Immigrants Seeks a Direct Path to Citizenship for All, Regardless of Age
By Julia Preston, New York Times
February 6, 2013

A national organization of young immigrants said Wednesday that it would press for a “direct and straightforward” seven-year pathway to citizenship for all 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, and would not support measures that only offered citizenship to young people brought to the United States as children. [...]

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