Organizations & Leaders' Critique of S.744
A statement by the Mexican American Political Association

Mexican American Political Association
Date Written:  2013-07-18
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2013
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20080

A statement by the Mexican American Political Association



After much reflection, we have concluded that S.744 does more harm than good to the cause of fair and humane immigration reform.

What follows is a more complete explanation of our major concerns about S. 744:

S.744’s Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) program will exclude and/or disqualify over time 5 million undocumented persons from adjustment of status.

With the exceptions of the beneficiaries of the Dream Act and AgJobs programs, S.744’s legalization provisions fail most of the 11 million undocumented people in the United States. According to the recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study only eight of the 11 plus million undocumented persons in the U.S. will initially achieve RPI status.
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