The discussion this month is about the Senate Border Policy bill. Maga Republicans see the proposals as too generous.
But, the Republicans already have a migration bill. It is HR-2.
The bill passed in the House. HR 2. On May 11, 2023
This is what the House will start from.
Introduced in House (05/02/2023) This bill addresses issues regarding immigration and border security, including by imposing limits to asylum eligibility. requires DHS to create an electronic employment eligibility confirmation system modeled after the E-Verify system and requires all employers to use the system. Passed on May 11, 2023.
It includes endless negative proposals such as building the wall plus including the following.
DIVISION B--IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS
TITLE I--ASYLUM REFORM AND BORDER PROTECTION
This title imposes additional requirements for asylum eligibility.
(Sec. 101) This section expands provisions that bar certain individuals from applying for asylum.
Currently, an individual may not apply for asylum if that individual may be removed to a third country (i.e., a country that is not the applicant's country of nationality or last habitual residence) if that third country has (1) a full and fair asylum process that the individual could use, and (2) an agreement with the United States allowing for such removals. This section expands this provision by authorizing removal to third countries that do not have an agreement with the United States.
This section also bars an individual from applying for asylum if the individual traveled through at least one third country before arriving in the United States, with certain exceptions (e.g., the individual applied for and was denied asylum in that third country).
The Speaker of the House Johnson says that these are the minimums to achieve progress on resolving the enforcement at the border.
More on border policy
Congressman Casar on the border crisis.
Lets not be Stupid.
2018. Steps toward a labor informed policy on immigration.
Note. This article makes references to working with the DSA Immigrants Right Working Group.
The U.S. needs to develop new policies about immigration. The Congress has failed to come to a compromise for over 30 years. In response to the current economic crises in Latin America, Africa, and Asia and the world wide environmental crisis, the migration crises continues to grow.
It is not sufficient to develop and repeat slogans.
Here is the resolution written by members of the IMWG, and adopted by the convention. It provides a good start for consideration of the many interactive issues.
North Star caucus members
antiracismdsa (blog of Duane Campbell)
Hatuey's Ashes (blog of José G. Pérez)
Authory and Substack of Max Sawicky
Online University of the Left
In These Times
The American Prospect
Black Agenda Report
Dollars and Sense
Working Families Party
Poor People's Campaign
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Progressive Democrats of America
Democracy for America
Black Lives Matter
Movement for Black Lives
The Women's March
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Abortion Rights Action League
National Organization for Women
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights