“Meeting enforcement triggers in exchange for broken promises of legalization has been a logic that has failed for over a decade. Meanwhile, in the United States, we are witnessing unprecedented civil rights violations and the emergence of a domestic human rights crisis. The crisis has been caused by a failure of leadership in Washington DC, and it can be solved by adherence to deeply cherished national values of fairness and equality.
“The best way to advance good legislation would be an immediate suspension of deportations. If the GOP Senators are negotiating in good faith, they can demonstrate their sincerity by supporting a simple, common sense step today. Our communities are not a bargaining chip or an electoral issu