JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS
It’s simple. Immigrants are human. They deserve human rights.
Yet today, more than 12 million people and their families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and fellow citizens are facing some of the most oppressive and brutal anti-immigrant legislative efforts in decades.
In the new America, any person out-of-status AND any individual, social service, school, religious institution or agency that aids them would be criminalized as felons; there would be mass deportations and the building of massive detention facilities; families torn apart; guestworker programs would resurrect the abusive coolie and Braceros programs of the past.
The government is trying to pit U.S. born workers against foreign-born; “legal” vs. “illegal”; and even longer term immigrants against new arrivals.
At the same time, there is growing recognition among our citizenry that the struggles for the rights of immigrants are a necessary part of strengthening our nation in the face of an all-out assault against our civil liberties, protections for workers, family unity, and standards of human rights and decency.
Asian Americans United calls for:
- Broad paths to legal status for all immigrants;
- Prioritizing family unity and an end to families being torn apart;
- Protection for workers through labor law enforcement and an end to employer sanctions; and
- Enforcement of human rights standards in immigrations.
Demand justice for immigrants. Stand up for the future of immigrants and stand up for the future of America!