Democrats Introduce Sweeping Plan To ‘End The Criminalization Of Immigration’


Source: Huffington Post Politics Column – Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

New legislation from Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García, Ayanna Pressley and more would decriminalize border crossings and limit the “prison-to-deportation” pipeline.

Democratic lawmakers announced broad legislation on Tuesday aiming to decriminalize migration and disrupt the “prison-to-deportation” pipeline.  

The ”New Way Forward Act” from Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) ― co-sponsored by Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and dozens more ― aims to “correct racial and anti-immigrant injustices embedded in our immigration laws,” per a release from García’s team…read more

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