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Viatorians Endorse New Way Forward Act

December 5, 2019

Viatorians joined with members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men in endorsing the “New Way Forward” Act, which would help restore fundamental principles of due process and compassion to a deeply unjust immigration system.

Sponsored by U.S. Representatives Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (IL), Pramila Jayapal (WA), Karen Bass (CA), and Ayanna Pressley (MA), the New Way Forward Act would begin to undo the harms of these immigrant criminalization laws through a series of robust policy reforms that:

1. End mandatory detention and require probable cause for arrest
2. Implements a five year statute of limitations for removal
3. Limit the criminal-legal-system-to-deportation pipeline
4. Restores judicial discretion and end summary deportations
5. Promote public safety by ending the entanglement of federal immigration law
enforcement and local law enforcement
6. Decriminalizes Migration
7. Creates an Opportunity to Come Home