ERIC Number: ED254602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-27
Reference Count: N/A
Immigration Reform and Related Issues. Perspectivas Publicas. Issue Update.
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Asserting that immigration reform and related issues have commanded sustained attention in the opening weeks of the 99th Congress, this paper provides an overview of important developments in this area, and highlights steps taken by the National Council of La Raza to help shape these developments. The developments discussed include: (1) The Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) initiation of the Cuban Adjustmant Program (La Raza, working as one member of an ad hoc task force, is meeting with the INS to clarify review procedures and guarantee protection of constitutional due process); (2) proposed legislation to temporarily suspend the deportation of Salvadorean immigrants pending a detailed study of their situation; and (3) the introduction of two immigration reform proposals, both with provisions that would affect hiring practices, eligibility requirements for permanent resident status, and other immigration problems. Other possible immigration proposals are also looked at. Finally, La Raza's participation in a coalition on immigration reform legislation is described. It is held that current conditions disadvantage hundreds of thousands of Hispanics nationwide; La Raza is working with other organizations to forge effective, nondiscriminatory legislation. The organization's conviction that excludable aliens are entitled to full legal protection is defended, and its opposition to Jean v. Nelson is asserted. A fact sheet on the Cuban deportations is also included, as background material on the process by which Cubans who arrived in the 1980 Mariel Boatlift are to be deported. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.