American Bar Association Calls For Racism To Be Eliminated From Immigration Laws

Border patrol on horseback capturing menThe American Bar Association (ABA) has passed a resolution calling on the  U.S. government  to reduce and eliminate racism and xenophobia in our nation’s immigration laws and their enforcement.  Existing laws permit so-called “aliens” to be “subject to discrimination that never could be lawful with respect to U.S. citizens, including detention and removal from the country.”

Reporting has shown that immigrants of color are routinely subjected to harsher treatment in the enforcement of immigration laws.  In fact, from 1792 to 1952, U.S. immigrants were actually required to be white.

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