Create a Just Immigration System

Our immigration system is fundamentally unjust. Instead of extending humanity and compassion to migrants and refugees, we treat them as criminals. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an unreformable organization that has become increasingly militarized, brutal, and unaccountable. However, we must not simply revert back to the immigration system that preceded ICE. We must welcome immigrants into our country and provide them simple and accessible means to becoming documented.

  • At least 700 children still have not been reunited with their parents, and many of those parents have now been deported
  • ICE is currently  carrying out its largest raids in decades—over 146 workers were arrested earlier this month in Ohio
  • In 2017, the number of immigrants arrested with no criminal record increased 171 percent
  • There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, among them 3.6 million that entered before their 18th birthday

Vision and Policy Priorities

Reform our inhumane immigration system

  • Abolish ICE, and end all inhumane deportation and detention programs
  • Prosecute federal officials who have been accused of physical and sexual assault of people in their detention
  • Oppose all efforts to further militarize our border and any attempt to expand the border wall along the southern border
  • Protect Sanctuary Cities and Counties by preventing Trump’s administration from withholding federal funding
  • Fight back against the criminalization of immigration and crossing the border

Establish a Just Immigration System

  • Create a fair and accessible pathway to legal status and citizenship for all undocumented people living in the United States
  • Pass a clean DREAM Act that also creates a pathway to permanent status for “DREAMers” and their families
  • Fight to extend Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure for all countries currently listed, and create a mechanism for them to receive permanent status and citizenship
  • Expand the number of refugee and asylum-seekers admitted to the United States