Immigration and Naturalization Legislative Agenda for the 112th Congress (2011-2012)

The 112th Congress should:

  • Ensure that non-citizens with any type of disability have a fair opportunity to enter and reside legally in the United States and to become citizens, without unnecessary or discriminatory restrictions;

  • Ensure that our constituents who are legal residents have access to essential supports and services, such as SSI, food stamps, and Medicaid;

  • Ensure that individuals with disabilities who are facing deportation are provided with legal representation and due process protections and that they are not unnecessarily detained and segregated in immigration facilities; and

  • Pursue appropriate waivers of immigration law to allow for the active recruitment of qualified immigrants in order to bolster the direct support and professional work force.

Legislative Agenda Partners

We are national organizations that serve and advocate for people with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities. We work together to shape, expand, and protect a strong federal role that provides vital benefits, services and supports and assures civil rights for our constituency.