[4] National Forum on Immigration, Why Businesses Should Support Immigration Reform, National Forum on Immigration, March 10, 2022. Available from immigrationforum.org/article/why-businesses-should-support-immigration-reform/. The National Immigration Forum (the Forum) defends the value of immigrants and immigration in the country. Founded in 1982, the forum plays a leading role in the national immigration debate, connecting innovative alliances between different faiths, law enforcement, veterans and the business community in communities across the country. Through our expertise in policy, advocacy, and communication, the Forum advocates for comprehensive immigration reform, sound border security policies, balanced immigration law enforcement, and ensuring that new Americans have the opportunities, skills, and status to reach their full potential. Reforming the U.S. immigration system is an economic, social, and national security imperative. Our country would benefit from the necessary immigration reforms to find lasting solutions for dreamers, the agricultural workforce and other key workers. These reforms can help address ongoing labor shortages, fill job vacancies in key sectors dependent on migrant workers, strengthen the U.S. economy, and fill long-term demographic deficits. 4) Develop analyses and diagnoses to inform decision-makers, promote dialogue with stakeholders and better target reforms. Valerie Colas is the Access to Justice Advocate for Justice, Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of the State Court Administrator.

As an access to justice attorney, her primary goal is to support the Oregon Department of Justice`s commitment to ensuring access to remedies under Oregon law and courts for all, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, or language. It provides legal, technical and administrative support to departments of the Office of the State Courts Administrator, courts, judges and court staff with respect to access to judicial matters, as well as a resource for diversity, justice and inclusion issues. She is also staff counsel for the Tribal Court State Court Forum and the Oregon Supreme Court Counsel on Inclusion and Fairness. You are not shocked to learn that Portland or Seattle are undergoing reforms. Yes, the police can do a better job in these places. But in general, with the training, techniques, and approaches they have, they`re likely to be well ahead of other cities of similar size where you have a larger poor population or a black minority. Governments around the world are beginning to understand the costs of inequality for women in the workplace and are taking action. Between 2015 and 2017, more than 110 countries and territories implemented more than 180 reforms that improved women`s economic opportunities. Governments should also do more to implement existing laws and policies that ensure women`s equality. World Bank projects in Serbia and Russia have contributed to significantly reducing court arrears in the time needed to respond to requests and process cases. In Kenya, the Justice Bank contributed to the establishment of a case tracking system and the use of its data to improve performance. In Romania, audio recording of hearings has improved transparency and accountability.

In Albania and Colombia, for example, judicial reforms have contributed to improving the satisfaction of court users and confidence in judicial sector services. When we think about how reforms can take place with these LEOBORs, it is important to recognize that they replace local jurisdictions. At the local level, you will still not be able to make changes, even if you are able to successfully negotiate various disciplinary measures for the local police. So there is an incentive to deal with LEOBOR where they exist. They are not everywhere. They exist in 16 to 20 states – depending on how a scholar defines a LEOBOR. In some places, they apply nationally, and in other places, they only apply to certain places, such as large cities. If there is no bill of rights, then collective bargaining takes place on the ground, and you can always at least push for reforms at the local level.