Immigration reform 2015: civil rights group ask DOJ to stop prosecuting immigrants for illegal entry and reentry
Immigration reform issue seems to be becoming complicated with every passing day. President Barack Obamaâ€™s all efforts to provide succor to the twelve million such people has gone without making any meaningful change.
Now there are efforts to provide some sort of succor to such people, though there is no denying the fact that GOP will oppose any move in this direction tooth and nail.
Reports suggest that activists are working on a bipartisan plan to reduce the United Statesâ€™ outsized prison population.
A report while talking about the initiative says, â€œIllegal entry and re-entry â€” essentially, the crimes of crossing the border without authorization â€” are now the most-prosecuted federal crimes. Overloaded judges struggle to make time for other cases, including violent crime and financial fraud. Thanks to the surge in illegal entry prosecutions, Latinos now make up the majority of the federal prison populationâ€.
Now many organizations are working to make some serious headway in this direction. Some 170 from different walks of lives and mostly belonging to civil rights groups sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to end prosecutions for illegal entry and re-entry.
While talking about the issue Bob Libal, director of Grassroots Leadership, says, â€œThereâ€™s a conversation going on about how to reduce mass incarceration, but at the same time you have leaders talking about mandatory minimums for people coming back into the country for basically petty immigration offensesâ€.
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