The most recent campaign appeal from Peter Camejo includes the following:
Reform our immigration policies, legalize those already here and fight to set a legalized immigration level from Mexico to one person per hundred Californias every four years. End the "Exclued Mexicans" laws perprated by the Democratic and Republican parties.
This is the first time that I have seen GPCA propose a verson of a quota system on immigration. I wonder if this addresses only the symptoms, the size of the economic migration, and not the causes.
The immigration plank is under development, and it has been chaning almost daily. You can read the current proposal text in pdf format. The plank text is...
Proposed Immigration plank.
The Green Party supports policies (as advocated by Cesar Chavez) which seek to integrate, rather than alienate, immigrant labor. We should acknowledge and celebrate the influence of diverse cultures in the mosaic that is the unique California culture
- International borders should be recognized as areas of bi-nationalinterdependence. International borders would create authentic fair-trade zoneswhere people are free to travel across borders for work, shopping or recreation.
- Barrier walls between countries are ineffective. Thus, walls along the U.S-Mexican border should be destroyed and their construction should be halted
- Reduce private and public militarization of U.S.-Mexican border
- The Green Party supports the creation of a multinational labor union that establishes consistent policies in each country which ensure a living wage, health benefits and safe working conditions.
- In order to create compliance with the principles of fair trade, the Green Party supports the renegotiation of: international trade agreements such as CAFTA and NAFTA; policies of IMF, World Bank and other international banking institutions; and of terms and conditions of contracts with multinational corporations.
- All immigrant workers in the U.S. must be subject to U.S. wage, tax and labor laws including workplace health and safety standards as well as worker’s compensation, disability and unemployment insurance benefits.
- Legalization programs which provide immigrants with the ability to obtain Permanent Residency status should provide reasonable time frames to complete the process and should be fair, simplified, transparent, and affordable.
- Immigration quotas based on race, class and ideology should be abandoned for immigration policies that promote fairness, non-discrimination and family reunification. Particular attention should be given to immigrants who are political
exiles and refugees.
The Green Party supports policies that restore and guarantee basic human rights to all persons residing in the United States
- We oppose the continuing legislative trend of reducing and / or denying services to immigrants that are available to all other workers.
- We advocate voting rights for permanent residents, as was the law prior to World War 1.
- All immigrants, regardless of status, have the right to receive medical care, education, housing and access to all available public benefits and services.
- Interpreters should be available in emergency rooms, hospitals and health care clinics.
- All immigrants, regardless of status have the right to apply for a driver’s license without immigration status notification or restriction.
The Green Party supports policies that restore and guarantee the civil rights provided for under the Constitution of the United States which specifically states that the rights apply to all persons residing in the United States.
- All immigrants, regardless of status, have 1st amendment rights of freedom of speech, and the freedom of assembly and association.
- For all civil and criminal hearing, all immigrants have due process rights to beinformed of the charges brought against them, to confront their accusers, to have competent legal representation and to have a speedy trial. All immigrants have the right to free interpreter assistance for al legal proceedings. These rights mustapply to the deportation internment and hearing process.
- The use of force or torture or other means to compel testimony against themselves or to obtain confessions must be banned.
- All immigrants have the right to be secure in their houses, and protected against unreasonable search and seizure.
- All immigrants must be protected against arbitrary arrest or detention based on racial or cultural profiling.
- All immigrants have the right to be protected against intimidation by public officials or private individuals. Enforcement of immigration laws is the responsibility of the Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). Requiring local law enforcement agencies to serve as adjunct immigration agents of the Federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency is to be banned.