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SEARAC and 1Love Movement on the Senate Immigration Bill

SEARAC and 1Love Movement on the Passage of the Senate Immigration Bill: “Immigration reform moved another step forward today, as the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744. While we at the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) and 1Love Movement stand strong with our friends and allies fighting for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented families, we lament the many financial and administrative barriers that will keep millions of people in the shadows. The Senate bill would help clear family visa backlogs, allowing some families to reunite more quickly, but it would also represent a paradigm shift away from the family immigration system that has always been this country‚Äôs foundation. We are glad to see new protections for refugees and asylum seekers, but know that increased militarization of our borders will threaten human rights and due process for migrants and border communities and will result in intense policing, racial profiling, and mass incarceration. Most disturbingly to SEARAC and 1Love Movement, the Senate bill only worsens the draconian policies that have created a …