Here’s a timely piece on immigration. Let’s muster the energy to write to our Congresspeople and tell them we want immigration reform in the form of giving legal status to immigrants who already work and live here. More patrols will really not increase our nation’s security. More policing of people will not make us safer than we already are now.
There are enough resources here for everyone so change the laws not the economics of the problem. Let’s allow a form of amnesty that gives legal status to undocumented workers so they are not severely punished for being here without papers. Consider this a regional or local issue and also a workers’ rights issue by using a right-to-work context somehow. The federal judicial system is already overworked as it is, and Mexico and Canada cannot keep recycling immigrants.