The Immigration Reform Roundtable was formed after the national LWV study on immigration. Started by the LWVPT, the Roundtable participates in the Immigrant Rights Working Group (IRWG) with representatives of other groups, among them the Center for New North Carolinians, Faith Action International, American Friends Service Committee, Church World Services, and the NC Justice Center.
The position also states, "The League supports due process for all persons, including the right to a fair hearing, right to counsel, right of appeal and right to humane treatment." The concluding sentence of the national position reads: "While policy reforms, including a path to legal status, remain unachieved, the League does not support deporting unauthorized immigrants who have no history of criminal activity."
The LWVPT Immigration Reform Roundtable is a comprehensive reform roundtable with membership from the league and from the wider community, including those impacted by immigration policy. It supports just and humane immigration policy in the Triad, in North Carolina, in the United States and in our world as a whole. It presents educational programs to faith and community groups, conducts community-based research on how immigration laws impact immigrant and refugee lives, creates policy recommendations, speaks with legislators, and advocates for specific individuals in certain cases. Its work is heavily informed by immigrant and refugee-led and immigrant and refugee-serving organizations across the Triad.
Meeting first and third Wednesdays mid-day at ethnic, immigrant-owned restaurants (venues TBA), the roundtable also presents quarterly programs for the public. The most recent was "For-profit Prisons for Immigrants: A National Disgrace" presented at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on May 2.
Watch this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFYzVSOVii8
Now watch this video about Jorge Gama, 26, an immigrant from Mexico who, after an altercation with other youth, was arrested and detained for one year and four months:
From The American Friends Service Website:
"On April 15th, 2014, the Greensboro City Council unanimously passed a resolution declaring Greensboro to be a 'Welcoming City', part of a national movement to create more welcoming and supportive communities for immigrants and refugees. Since then, community groups have been meeting and conducting research to finalize this report and a series of recommendations for the city to pursue in order to make this vision a reality. This Document [see the link below] was presented to the City of Greensboro on June 19th, 2014."
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