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Community Policing and Response to Secure Communities

Arizona and the Nation: A Failing State Versus Positive Approaches to Immigrant Integration

As we highlighted two weeks ago, the Arizona legislature and Governor's decisions to pass a punitive, anti-immigrant bill - SB1070 - have unleashed a torrent of condemnations inside and outside of Arizona.  Voices speaking up against the bill have come not only from civil rights organizations, but have also included public safety officials, constitutional legal scholars, and, significantly, Republican leaders and candidates from other states with significant immigrant populations.

Arizona and the Nation: A Failing State Versus Positive Approaches to Immigrant Integration

Release: Progressive States Action Statement on Arizona's Passage of SB 1070

Progressive States Action and State Legislators for Progressive Immigration Policy, a group of state legislators committed to supporting comprehensive immigration reform that reflects our core values as a nation, released this statement in response to the passage of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070.

Secret Deportation Quotas, Program Failures and High Budget Costs from Local Immigration Enforcement Revealed in Recent Reports

Saving Jobs: More Federal Action Needed on State Fiscal Relief

State Immigration Policy to Promote National Change

The national debate on immigration will be heating up in the coming months with the recent introduction of a new comprehensive immigration reform proposal by Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and a likely proposal from Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

State Immigration Policy to Promote National Change

Conference Call: Community Policing as an Alternative to Local Enforcement of Immigration Law

When: 
11/12/2009 - 3:00pm

 

Progressive States Network held a conference call on Thursday, November 12th at 3pm EST with state legislators and advocates to discuss how to use community policing as an alternative to local enforcement of immigration law.  Local law enforcement policy alternatives were discussed including community policing, anti-racial profiling measures, and civil liberties protections. 

Community Policing as an Alternative to Local Enforcement of Immigration Law

When Denver voters rejected a proposal last week by 70% to force police to automatically impound cars of unlicensed drivers -- an anti-immigrant measure designed to punish undocumented immigrants who can't get drivers licenses -- they followed the trend of communities across the nation, often led by public safety officials themselves, who are refusing to divert scarce public resources for anti-immigrant purposes.