Restore Fairness

bring back due process to the immigration system

Since the Declaration of Independence, America has striven to uphold fairness and due process. But today, a broken immigration system denies basic human rights and due process to people who live here. In the aftermath of 9-11, immigrants have borne the brunt of harsh policies with the U.S. government allowing raids and arrests without warrants, holding thousands in inhumane detention conditions, and deporting people without a fair trial.
Learn about the three main issues below: fair day in court, detention and enforcement so you can be part of the movement that calls on the government to bring back due process to the immigration system. Because when we deny due process to some, we put all of our freedoms at risk … (about 1/2).

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Get involved: Thousands of people are detained and denies due process every day in the United States: E-mail your Senators and Representatives ASAP – Tell them to restore fairness and due process to the immigration system.

In the aftermath of 9-11, our country has seen a steady erosion of basic human rights. Some of our laws have been denying basic due process to thousands of people in the United States, and many policies discriminate against people on the basis of national origin, race, religion, citizenship or immigration status.

Even now, the Department of Homeland Security continues to arrest people without warrants, denies them phone calls to their lawyers, holds them in inhumane detention conditions, and deports them without a fair trial.

We shouldn’t let the government treat anyone like this, because denying human rights and due process to some puts all of our freedoms at risk.

We need to change these laws, and ensure that our government upholds the human rights and civil liberties of all people in the US.

Email your Congressional Member now and urge them to overhaul the broken immigration system and restore fairness and due process so that we can uphold our American ideals.

Before you do, READ MORE ABOUT THE CURRENT CIR ASAP BILL INTRODUCED TO CONGRESS, to add detail to your letter.

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Issue:

The government is denying due process and fairness in our communities by enforcing laws that do not allow judges to rule on a case-by-case basis. These laws apply to mandatory detention and mandatory deportation, and have taken away the judges’ ability to consider the circumstances of each individual’s case.

Judges hands are tied by blanket laws that force them to automatically detain many immigrants, including asylum seekers and legal residents without an individualized determination regarding the person’s liberty. This denial of rights adds to an already overburdened immigration system causing unnecessary suffering to families and communities.

Likewise, if an immigrant, including a legal immigrant, commits a crime, in some cases as minor as shoplifting or having a fistfight, the judge may be required to automatically deport him and cannot consider the circumstances of the case. There are no exceptions.

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