Friday, February 06, 2009

AFSC Calls for New Immigration Policy

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) issued A New Path: Toward Humane Immigration Policy, a report outlining recommendations for a new approach toward immigration in the U.S. The report also includes personal testimonies from immigrant communities. Policy recommendations are presented in the areas of:

Civil and human rights of undocumented workers and immigrant families
Economic policies and trade agreements
Labor and employment rights
Border communities and their quality of life
Family reunification, permanent residency and refugee protection
Access to public services and basic human resources

The report highlights the need to protect the rights for all workers, in the U.S. and worldwide. In producing this report, AFSC continues its work to put immigrant voices front and center in a debate often dominated by stereotypes.

The report will be submitted to the Obama administration, members of Congress, local and state officials and AFSC community partners. AFSC calls on national and state leaders to strongly consider these policy recommendations during the next round of dialogue on immigration policy and laws.

To read the entire document visit