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Immigration Reform Advocates Urge Action on Public Services in Commonsense Reform Package


A coalition of immigrant rights activists, including the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, submitted a letter to Congress and President Obama asking that lifelines and public services that meet basic human needs be included in commonsense immigration reform.

“All Americans—whether U.S.-born or aspiring citizens—should have equal access to affordable health care,” said Marielena Hincapié, NILC's executive director. “Those on the road to citizenship should be afforded the same rights—and responsibilities—as their fellow Americans, and no less. Immig...