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NYIC statement on the "SAFE Act" #CIR13

NYIC statement on the "SAFE Act" #CIR13

New York City (Tuesday, June 18, 2013 ) AS NATION EMBRACES IMMIGRATION REFORM, HOUSE COMMITTEE RECYCLES ENFORCEMENT-ONLY APPROACH NYIC says it’s past time to stop criminalizing immigrants and embrace real reforms As the Senate continues debate on a comprehensive bi-partisan immigration reform bill, the House Judiciary Committee considered a draconian bill known as the “SAFE Act”, sponsored by Rep. Tray Gowdy (R-SC). The bill seeks to dramatically increase detentions and deportations and would create a brutal environment of rampant racial profiling without fixing the immigration system’s fundamental problems. Today’s mark-up hearing was interrupted by an outcry from dozens of immigrant rights advocates, including New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Chung-Wha Hong, who spilled out into the hallways of the hearing room, chanting, “Shame! Shame! Shame! Stop the p...

Full article: http://www.thenyic.org/PR/oppose-SAFEACT

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