04 April 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Show the League of Women Voters some love

[Sorry I am unable to type much as my right hand is injured and bandaged but I need to draw attention to this positive news]

Maggie Duncan is probably getting loads of hate mail, so show her some love. 🙂

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Contact: Maggie Duncan

April 2, 2008                                       (202) 263-1332

www.lwv.org                                        mduncan@lwv.org

 

LEAGUE OPPOSES DEPORTATIONS, SUPPORTS EARNED CITIZENSHIP FOR UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS

League of Women Voters Announces Its Position on Immigration

Washington, DC The League of Women Voters today announced its official position on immigration reform policy. 

“After a lengthy and comprehensive study of this complex issue by our grassroots members,” said national League president Mary G. Wilson, “the League’s position calls for a path to citizenship for current unauthorized immigrants.”

“As part of overall immigration reform, the League supports a system for unauthorized immigrants already in the country to earn legal status, including citizenship, by paying taxes, learning English, studying civics and meeting other relevant criteria,” Wilson stated.  “We oppose deportations of current unauthorized immigrants who have no history of serious criminal activity,” she said.   

The full immigration policy approved by the national League’s Board of Directors in March was studied by the organization’s membership for more than eighteen months.  The policy achieved member consensus through a survey of the nearly 850 local Leagues. View the full position here.

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