Our current immigration system is not working for people born in the United States or for people born abroad. Any meaningful reform of our immigration system must include a fair and generous process that ensures that immigrant women have the opportunity to take care of themselves and their families, and bring their numerous contributions and talents to strengthen America. Specifically, immigration reform legislation must:
- Include a broad and clear road map to citizenship that recognizes the contributions of women’s work and women workers.
- Keep all families together.
- Recognize women’s work in future employment categories and protect women workers on the job.
- Ensure protections for survivors of violence and trafficking.
- Protect families and ensure due process.
- Promote immigrant integration that includes and empowers women.
This organization has been necessary because it has changed many lives, and has helped make change in the U.S.A. Their determination and ambition has helped bring attention and uproar into the case of immigrant women getting their rights in America. I heard about this organization in my gender and immigration class and was amazed at the progressed that was made. There main focus was helping organize people to help stand against the abuse of nail salon workers. They would work 10 hours plus a day without a break, and when the worker would speak they would be fired. This organization helped people find justice. Though there is still much work to be done in that field, this is a great start.
Check out there website:http://www.webelongtogether.org/about