|US-Mexico Border & Immigration Task Force Meets with White House & DHS|
|Advocacy - Border & Immigration Reform|
|Tuesday, April 28 2009 15:30|
Last week the US-Mexico Border and Immigration Task Force returned to Washington, D.C. to meet with new Department of Homeland Security and White House staff as well as members of Congress and key committees. The group delivered a new document entitled "Accountability, Community Security and Ports of Entry: 2009 Policy Priorities for the US-Mexico Border." Jennifer Allen, Border Action's director and member of the Task Force explains "The new administration has demonstrated remarkable openness and accessibility. There is a new willingness to look at how border policy impacts, positively and negatively, border communities and migrants. Our goal is to continue to talk with the administration and to keep the pressure on for greater accountability and oversight of border enforcement."
The Border Task Force is a border-wide coalition co-convened by Border Action Network that brings together local elected officials, law enforcement, faith and business leaders, and community groups. In November 2008, the Task Force released a groundbreaking report in Washington, D.C. that lays out more than seventy recommendations for border policy. The report "Effective Border Policy: Security, Responsibility and Human Rights at the U.S.-Mexico Border" has been the basis for the groups national policy advocacy in Washington with the Administration and Congress.
Download Report & Executive Summary
Visit the Border Task Force page for more information about the task force and our newly released 2009-2010 Policy Priorities.
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