The Migrant Justice Platform is a roadmap of Executive and Legislative actions from grassroots voices across the United States and abroad that parts ways from the “single-bill” strategy that has defined immigration politics for two decades. It is a unity blueprint intended as a launching point for an open-source effort that centers grassroots voices on various aspects of immigration reform.

The Migrant Justice Platform presents a vision and principles to change course from the failed “comprehensive immigration reform” strategy of previous administrations. It recommends concrete executive and congressional actions in three thematic areas: at home, on the southern border, and abroad.

In its recommendations, it lays out concrete policy recommendations to ensure our undocumented, TPS, DED, and DACA sisters and brothers breathe free without fear of persecution; a centering of workers rights within immigration policy; a new policy approach to the borderlands that includes demilitarization and restructuring of border agencies; and a rethinking of the U.S. impact and role abroad. Overall, it is the beginning of a new discussion for immigration action that must include impacted communities, remedy past mistakes, and see the whole of the global crisis.

FOUR PRINCIPLES BEHIND THE MIGRANT JUSTICE PLATFORM

  1. WE DON’T BELIEVE SOME MUST SUFFER FOR OTHERS TO ADVANCE. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
  2. WHITE SUPREMACISTS HAVE IMPLEMENTED THEIR PROGRAM FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. OUR AGENDA MUST RESPOND ACCORDINGLY.
  3. MIGRANT WORKERS SUBSIDIZE THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. THAT’S NOT UP FOR DEBATE.
  4. IMMIGRATION IS NOT ONLY A DOMESTIC POLICY ISSUE. WE ARE HERE, BECAUSE YOU ARE THERE.

ICE Out of Marin wholeheartedly endorses this platform.  If you or any of your organizations would like to also endorse it, please go here to do so.