Latinos United for Immigration Reform is an unprecedented campaign led by Latino leaders and organizations from across the political spectrum, representing business, labor, community, faith and civil rights advocates coming together to urge the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. The mission of Latinos United for Immigration Reform is to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that includes a roadmap to citizenship. Any comprehensive immigration reform passed by Congress should contain the following principles:
Provide a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants.
Provide a clear, fair and workable path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and their families which affords them immediate legal status to live and work from the onset of the bill’s passage.
Restructure the Immigration System.
Restructure the immigration system so that it “works” for everyone, providing for an orderly process, eliminating backlogs for families of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, H1-B visas, and other immigration applications.
Preserve Family Unity.
Preserve family unity, by creating relief from removal and a path to immediate legal status for parents of children who are citizens, and provide the ability of legal residents to bring immediate family members to the U.S. without years or decades of separation.
Ensure Due Process and Civil Rights.
Ensure due process and civil rights for all U.S. residents, eliminating immigration policies and programs that lead to racial profiling or deny access to legal counsel and judicial review.
Humane Enforcement of Immigration Laws.
Establish fair, humane, and effective border and interior enforcement with a defined and agreed upon priority on homeland security.
Re-establish and maintain federal pre-emption by returning immigration enforcement and policy to its place as a federal – not a state or local – responsibility.