ACLU on Pres. Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Not bad, but still rights risks in current proposals:

WASHINGTON – “The President’s plan to work with Congress on a roadmap to citizenship is a clear indication that addressing our country’s immigration problems is a top priority of his second term,” said Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU. “While there are components of the Senate plan that provide millions of aspiring citizens the legal status they deserve to live, work, and raise their families free of fear, others, such as mandating E-Verify and continued wasteful and unnecessary spending on the border, raise serious civil liberties concerns.”

“The ‘Gang of Eight’ bipartisan collaboration, along with the years of dedicated advocacy from immigrants’ rights groups, that got us to this stage of the immigration discussion is to be applauded,” said Laura W. Murphy, Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. “Over the coming weeks and months, Congress and the administration, with the guidance of the American people, must work together to pass legislation that ensures that the 11 million aspiring citizens who face detention, deportation, and family separation are granted the constitutional legacy and promise of equality for all, and guaranteed due process.”

See, ACLU Responds to President’s Immigration Announcement | American Civil Liberties Union.

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