1219 28th St., NW
Phone :(202) 661-4204 URL: Website
Supports expanded rights and civil liberties protections for illegal immigrants
Seeks the dissolution of U.S. borders
Opposes the War in Iraq and the Patriot Act
The Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Coalition (IWFRC) was formed to defend the rights of immigrants -- legal and illegal. Named after, and ostensibly inspired by, the civil rights "freedom riders" of the 1960s, IWFCR supports amnesty for illegal aliens already residing in the United States, and advocates immigration policy reforms that include no provisions for any restrictions on future immigration.
Seeking to draw "a new map for the road to citizenship," IWFRC has garnered the support of many hundreds of prominent groups and individuals. More than two-dozen individuals and organizations are listed as members of its National Sponsoring Committee, including: ACORN, the Gamaliel Foundation, the National Council of La Raza, the National Immigration Forum, the National Immigration Law Center, the Service Employees International Union, United for Peace and Justice, the United States Student Association, and USAction.
Other organizational endorsers include the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Friends Service Committee, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Border Action Network, Citizen Action, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the Democratic Socialists of America, Global Exchange, International ANSWER, the International Socialist Organization, ISAIAH, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), MADRE, MECha, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Council of Women’s Organizations, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), the National Organization for Women, Not In Our Name, Peace Action, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Radical Women, the Rainbow / PUSH Coalition, the South Carolina Progressive Network, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Workers World Party, and the Yale Coalition for Peace.
Individual endorsers include
Noam Chomsky, Bob Filner, Robert Greenwald, Tom Hayden, Maurice Hinchey, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Lee, Jim McDermott, Major Owens, Charles Rangel, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Hilda Solis, Nydia Velazquez, Antonio Villaraigosa, Maxine Waters, and Howard Zinn.
IWFRC is opposed to the war in Iraq and to the Patriot Act.