Related Reports, Positions, Background Documents

We are sharing useful reports, position statements and other useful documents from the immigrant rights movement and beyond:

Analysis of House Bill 2581’s Verify First Act (June, 2017) by the National Immigration Law Center. Describes the harmful effects of the bill if it is to be enacted.

Analysis of House Bill 2431’s Michael Davis Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act (May, 2017) by the Intercept. This analysis describes the potentially harmful effects of this law on immigrants if it is to be passed.

Analysis of Senate Bill 128’s BRIDGE Act (January, 2017) by the National Immigration Law Center. Provides an FAQ for the BRIDGE act should it become law.

Analysis of Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration (January, 2017) by National Public Radio (NPR). Provides an annotated version of the full text of the executive order.


Dismantle, Don’t Expand: The 1996 Immigration Laws. Why Ramping up a zero-tolerance immigration system will detsroy lives and waste billions of dollars. Produced by the Immigrant Justice Network — the Immigrant Defense Project, the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. (2017) Excellent primer on the 1996 bills.

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States. From the Migration Policy Institute. Lots of current information on immigrants and immigration that you just might need as you advocate for fair and just immigration reform. By Emma Britz and Jeanne Batalova. (March, 2017)

Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN) Principles and Agenda for Immigration Reform (February 11, 2013) In English and in Spanish.

Legislative tools from Detention Watch Network, in Engish and Spanish:

United We Dream – Core Principles for Immigration Reform (February 6, 2013)

A New Path: Toward Humane Immigration Policy (2009) Published by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). A comprehensive set of principles and recommendations for immigration reform.

Better Border Principles (December 2012) Published by the Southern Border Communities Coalition

Summary of Key Immigration Proposals – Immigrant Worker Issues. A comparison chart of previous immigration legislation proposals, published by the National Employment Law Project.

Guiding Principles on Health Integration in Immigration Reform (December 2012). A draft guide from the National Immiration Law Center.

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