Muslim Coalition Sends Letter to Senate Regarding Immigration Bill

Letter Advocates for Prohibiting Profiling in Bill

June 3, 2013

Last week, MPAC joined a coalition of more than 160 national, state and local organizations to send a letter to all 100 members of the U.S. Senate advocating for an effective and inclusive prohibition on profiling and discrimination in the immigration bill.

The letter argues that the current version of the immigration bill fails to include a prohibition on profiling based on national origin or religion. The bill also creates extremely broad exceptions for national border security, which may enable discrimination against millions of Americans.

The coalition urged the Senate to fix the profiling language in the immigration bill, which is now on the Senate floor after being approved last week by the Senate Judiciary Committee. A vote is expected on the bill next month.

Along with MPAC, the signatories of the letter include The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Union for Reform Judaism, the Asian American Justice Center, the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, SAALT, the Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center, the Sikh Coalition, the United Methodist Church and the National Network for Arab American Communities.



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