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Immigration

The Immigration Task Force covers all issues related to immigration such as immigration reform, immigrant contributions to economic development, immigration detention reform, DREAMERS, sanctuary cities or states, immigrant access to education, healthcare and other government services, drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, cultural and economic integration of immigrants, deferred action (including for childhood arrivals and for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), pathway to citizenship, demilitarization of the southwest border. Shares issues such as migrant workers with the Agriculture and Rural Development and the Labor and Workforce Development Task Forces. Shares issues such as workplace discrimination or hidden discrimination with the Labor and Workforce Development Task Force. Shares issues like immigrant healthcare with the Healthcare Task Force.

Task Force Leadership

Chair

Chair

Senator Richard Martinez (NM)
Vice-Chair

Vice-Chair

Representative John Alcalá (KS)

Special 2018-19 Priorities of the Immigration Task Force:

It covers all issues related to:

  • Keeping families together and not incarcerated
  • Achieving more grassroots support for immigration efforts
  • Pressuring Congress on the DREAM Act and on comprehensive immigration reform
  • Protecting the due process of asylum seekers

Help improve sanctuary cities efforts

Recent Resolutions

2013-11

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

2006-6

Resolution Condemning the "Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act" H.R. 4437 - and Affirming Commitment to Providing a Safe, Healthy and Dignified Place to Live for All Residents, Regardless of Immigration Status

2014-7

For the Protection of Central American Children Fleeing Violence

2017-2

Calling for the Enactment of Protections Against LGBTQ Workplace and Service Discrimination

2017-7

Encouraging the Continuity of the DACA and DAPA Programs

2012-9

Resolution on Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona SB 1070

2017-9

Denouncing Human Trafficking Through Fraudulent Rehabilitation Programs

2011-7

Calling for the Support of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011 (DREAM Act of 2011)

2018-16

EMERGENCY RESOLUTION: End the Separation of Migrant Families and Reject the Detention of Children and Families

2018-12

EMERGENCY RESOLUTION: Rejecting the Proposed Citizenship Question on the 2020 Decennial Census