Proposed Legislation

STRIVE Act of 2007

110th Congress First Session - Introduced March 22, 2007 by Rep. Jeff Flake and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes.

STRIVE ACT full text: The STRIVE Act was introduced by Rep. Jeff Flake and Rep. Luis Gutierrez on March 22, 2007 in the House of Representatives. It largely tracks the text of the Senate compromise, SB2611, passed by the Senate in 2006. Download the full text of the STRIVE Act.

STRIVE Act Summary: Download a summary of the key provisions of the STRIVE Act.

STRIVE Act Overview: Download an overview of the STRIVE Act.

 

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Opposes the STRIVE Act: The ACLU has issued a press release opposing the STRIVE Act.
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"The recently introduced STRIVE (Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy) Act of 2007, sponsored by Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) and Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ), fails to protect the fundamental human rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in this country," according to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker social justice organization. Download a copy of the AFSC Press Release on the STRIVE Act

SEIU Press Release Welcomes Introduction of the STRIVE Act: "Today" introduction of the STRIVE Act of 2007 finally gets the ball rolling on the kind of comprehensive immigration reform that Americans have long been asking Congress to act on”
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MALDEF Press Release Welcomes Introduction of the STRIVE Act.
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Migra Matters: Progressive Immigration Reform (April 9, 2007) "Comprehensive reform can be accomplished…and the Gutierrez-Flake bill appears to be the starting point we must begin our journey from ... But it must be realized that as currently written the bill is a most unacceptable attempt at true immigration reform."
Download a copy of the Migra Matters Review of portions of the STRIVE Act

The STRIVE Act is a False Promise: Truthout editorial by Lillian Galledo, Executive Director of Filipinos for Affirmative Action: "STRIVE (Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act of 2007), introduced by Congressmen Luis Gutierrez and Jeff Flake, continues to mistakenly frame immigration policy as a national security issue. In STRIVE, "comprehensive immigration reform" means trading some improvements in the family reunification system for greater numbers of temporary workers, and continued criminalization of immigrants. Advocates for immigrant rights will not find a human rights perspective in this bill.”
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The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law raises concerns with STRIVE Act: "A preliminary review of the STRIVE ACT indicates that it falls far short of a comprehensive proposal for fair and rational immigration reform taking into account the interests of children, US workers, US communities, and the immigrant communities.”
Download a copy of the CHRCL Preliminary Review of The STRIVE Act


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