The Crescent Report

March 19, 2010

MAS Freedom Joins Latino Caucus in Immigration Reform Push

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 3:55 pm

In America, we continue to live in a society of strange irony.  Imagine, a nation of immigrants afraid of immigrants.  Check out the piece below as Muslims continue to try to build collations with their Latino brothers and sisters for comprehensive immigration reform.

Imam Mahdi Bray

Quote of the Day: “Allah didn’t create any illegal aliens; only humans created in a spirit of dignity from a single pair.”

MAS Freedom Joins Latino Caucus in Immigration Reform Push

WASHINGTON, DC. (MASNET) Mar. 19, 2010 – MAS Freedom Executive Director, Mahdi Bray joined the Latino Caucus and other labor justice organizations for a Washington, D.C. press conference calling for legislation that provides comprehensive immigration reform.  The press conference was held at the AFL-CIO national headquarters.

The coalition’s efforts to bring about worker-supportive comprehensive immigration reform is at a critical moment.  Most political observers believe that a bill must be passed this spring, otherwise we will have to wait until 2011 or later.  This country’s broken immigration policies have created a system in which millions of workers live without basic protections, and are often exploited by unscrupulous employers.  This two-tier system not only degrades working standards for immigrant workers, but for non-immigrant workers as well.

The Latino caucus is organizing visits to key members of Congress to personally deliver the message that workers across this country need them to pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to residency/citizenship for immigrants and protections for both immigrant and U.S. – born workers while including strong protections for prevailing wage work.

The lobbying will take place on March 23.  On March 22, in conjunction with the LIUNA Political Department, we will have training in lobbying practices, followed by a reception.

The Caucus will also be participating in a massive rally for comprehensive immigration reform organized by the immigrant rights coalition Reform Immigration for America, to be held on Sunday, March 21.

MAS Freedom encourages the Muslim community and its organizations to reach out to their local Latino community and join forces in advocating for major comprehensive immigration reform.

For more information about the rally on Sunday, check out the flier below and click here.

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