Sen. Elizabeth Warren is unveiling an extensive plan for immigration reform on Thursday, Refinery29 has learned.
The proposal tackles everything from decriminalizing unauthorized migration and banning for-profit detention centers to offering undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship and reversing the Trump administration’s hardline immigration policies, such as the so-called “Muslim travel ban.”
“We cannot continue to ignore our immigration challenges, nor can we close our borders and isolate the United States from the outside world,” Warren wrote in a Medium post announcing the plan. “Instead we need big, structural change: a fair immigration system that preserves our security, grows our economy, and reflects our values. That’s good for immigrants, good for workers, and ultimately good for the United States.”
The Massachusetts senator is running a policy-heavy campaign, which includes proposals on issues ranging from access to affordable child care and the epidemic of Black maternal mortality to reparations for slavery, fixing the student debt crisis, and boosting the economy for women of color. But her immigration reform plan might be her most ambitious one yet.
According to Warren’s campaign, the proposal has six main parts: eliminating the weaponization of immigration enforcement, significantly reducing the …read more