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Breakthrough's Restore Fairness campaign

We wanted to highlight Breakthrough's "Restore Fairness" campaign, which is using video and multi-media tools to draw attention to the lack of due process in the immigration detention system. Their work is very important and is closely related to the work that we've been doing to use Made in L.A. to tell the human stories of immigrant workers and to build support for immigration reform. Here's a video about their campaign:

Restore Fairness: bring back due process to the immigration system from Breakthrough on Vimeo.

As we started to explore the "Restore Fairness" site, we were moved to tears by Juana Villegas' story, and by everything it reveals about due process, the flawed 287g program that empowers local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws, and the issues women face on a daily basis. We hope you'll take a moment to watch this video and to explore Breakthrough's call to action below:

Juana Villegas: A Pregnant Woman Detained from Breakthrough on Vimeo.

More information and additional media is available at http://restorefairness.org. Here is Breakthrough's call to action:

Since the Declaration of Independence, America has striven to uphold human rights ideals like fairness and due process. However, in the aftermath of 9-11, the government often arrests people without warrants, holds them in inhumane detention conditions, and deports them without a fair trial.

Join us by taking action now. Because when we let the government deny due process and human rights for some people, we put all of our freedoms at risk.

1. Watch "Restore Fairness".
2. Tell Congress to restore fairness right now.
3. Sign up for updates so you can continue to take actions that support fair immigration.
4. Become an ally by signing the pledge and get featured on the home page.
5. Spread the word by announcing "Restore Fairness" to friends, on your website/blog, twitter, facebook and email signature. (Watch a powerful video #Restore Fairness and take action to fix a broken immigration system).
6. Leave your comments on the video and blog.

Together, we can stop the erosion of our fundamental human rights!






 

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