Green Party on Immigration
All seeking asylum should be given permanent resident status
All persons fleeing political, racial, religious, or other types of persecution must be welcomed and given permanent resident status. The history of arbitrary denial of political asylum claims must be ended.
Particular attention should be given to those minorities who are political exiles and refugees and those whose lives would be at risk if asylum is not granted.
We oppose the militarization of our borders, (mis)using the National Guard as border police, and building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. We call for the immediate dismantling of the border wall.
We mourn the death of those thousands of men, women and children who have died trying to cross this border, where a couple of decades ago such deaths were virtually unheard of.
Source: Green Party Platform at 2020 Green National Convention
, Jul 9, 2020
Permanent border passes to all citizens of Mexico
The Green Party calls for permanent border passes to all citizens of Mexico and Canada whose identity can be traced and verified.
The "matricula consular" should be accepted as one means of proving one's identity. Work permits for citizens of Mexico and Canada must be easily obtainable, thereby decriminalizing the act of gainful employment.
This action would help eliminate exploitation of undocumented persons by criminals engaged in human contraband (coyotes) and unethical employers. It would also help ensure that taxes will be paid in each corresponding nation per its laws.
These measures will also help temporary residents from Mexico and Canada to secure driving privileges and liability insurance.
Source: Green Party Platform adopted, July 12-15 2012 in Baltimore
, Jul 15, 2012
Give undocumented immigrants a chance to become US citizens
Undocumented immigrants should be granted a legal status which includes the chance to become US citizens with minimal processing fees and credit for all payments into the Social Security System which have been placed in “Suspense Files”.
Source: 2008 Green Party Platform from 2008 Chicago Convention
, Jul 13, 2008
Don’t blame immigrants for social and economic problems
Our nation was built with a rich tapestry of immigrants and we must continue to respect the potential contributions and RIGHTS of our new immigrants.
Source: Green Party Platform, at 2000 National Convention
, Jun 25, 2000
- Preferential quotas based on
race, class, and ideology should be abandoned for immigration policies that promote fairness, NON-DISCRIMINATION and family reunification.
- We find particular attention should be given those minorities who are political exiles and refugees, including
Russian Jews, mid-East Kurds, Tibetans and Haitians.
- Our relationship with our neighbor to the south, Mexico, needs to be given added attention. Our border relations and reciprocal economic opportunities should be a central concern of government that
is looking to improved economic, environmental and social conditions for both peoples.
- We oppose those who seek to divide us for political gain by raising ethnic and racial hatreds, blaming immigrants for social and economic problems.
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Natural Law Party
George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
Harry S Truman(D,1945-1953)
American Civil Liberties Union
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