FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wendy Rhein
CLINIC LAUNCHES STATE AND LOCAL IMMIGRATION POLICY MAP
Washington, DC (February 10, 2012) - [En Español] - The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) today launches a new, interactive web feature highlighting state and local immigration initiatives across the country.
This feature is publically available for free, thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation.
In 2007, CLINIC created a project to support advocates working to address the growing number of restrictionist immigration measures proposed and enacted at the state and local levels. After the collapse of comprehensive immigration reform in 2007, approximately 500 immigration-related bills were introduced by state legislators. By 2008, the number of proposed immigration-related bills had tripled to 1,562. In 2011, legislatures in all 50 states considered at least one measure related to immigrants, the most notably being the legislation enacted in Arizona.