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Гражданская Заявление день Обязательства, Январь 23, 2013

28 Январь 2013 No Comment

Хуан Карлос Кук, speaking at the Capital Building.

По Хуан Карлос Кука, Организатор, MIRA
Январь 26, 2013

Президент США Барак Обама ясно дал понять во время своей инаугурационной речи в понедельник, что иммиграционная реформа уже центральная его второго срока повестки дня.

В ближайшие недели президент, как ожидается, агрессивно настаивать на пути создания возможные пути к гражданству для предполагаемого 11 миллионов нелегальных иммигрантов, уже в этой стране.

Лидер большинства в Сенате Гарри Рид заявил в недавнем интервью, что иммиграционная реформа была самым важным вопросом, по графику Сената.

We are all residents of the United States of America, and in matters of immigration, the Supreme Court made it pretty clear last year that the states may not enter, in any respect, an area the federal government and the U.S. constitution has reserved for itself. Federal law trumps state law.

And political motivations aside, let’s be absolutely clear about something here…you cannot deport the state of Mississippi to economic prosperity. It didn’t take long for Alabama and Arizona to figure this out the hard way.

Here in the State of Mississippi, undocumented workers paid some $52.4 million in state and local taxes during 2010. Broken down…that’s $8.1 million in state income taxes; $2.6 million in property taxes; и $41.7 million in sales tax, according to data from the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy.

The undocumented are clearly adding value to Mississippi’s economy, not only as taxpayers, but as workers, consumers, and entrepreneurs as well.

Over the last few years a number of immigrant rights organizations and individuals across the U.S., including those of us standing here today, have been meeting to develop an alternative immigration reform bill based on human rights.

Common sense dictates that we afford immigrants legal status and equal protection under the law, reunify families and end temporary worker programs and employer sanctions.

Immigrants ought to enjoy the same right to work, and equal access to higher education.

Meaningful reform would de-militarize our border and border communities, end the war on drugs with the violence it has created in Mexico and Central America, and end the U.S. trade and foreign policies that cause the dislocation of people in the first place.

We seek meaningful immigration reform that is based on the basic premise of dignity, human rights and equality for all. Let’s move forward, Миссисипи! 

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