Immigration Blog Round Up: October 7

When it comes to our immigration policies, we need workable solutions that uphold our values and move us forward together. Recent misguided legislation in Georgia and Alabama, among other places, does none of that. In fact, anti-immigrant laws are already having a devastating effect on these states’ economies and communities. And the rhetoric emitted by the supporters of such laws just coats the whole enterprise with a malevolent sheen of divisiveness and spite, the last things we need as we face down a wayward economy that’s going to take unity and common sense to make right.

Who can we look to these days for the kind of rational discussion of immigration policies that our country needs in order to move beyond the kinds of ill-conceived policies with which Arizona and its many copycat states are madly experimenting? Where can we find a sane voice of reason with whom we can agree to disagree, but work to find some middle ground? Where we’ll find some acknowledgment that humanity matters more than our squabbles, that common sense and the bigger picture deserve more attention than our pettiness and fear?

We could do worse than starting with these guys (thanks to our friends at NDLON for sharing this clip):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkkSNMCVwKA&feature=player_embedded

 

Immigration Blog Round Up: October 7

When it comes to our immigration policies, we need workable solutions that uphold our values and move us forward together. Recent misguided legislation in Georgia and Alabama, among other places, does none of that. In fact, anti-immigrant laws are already having a devastating effect on these states’ economies and communities. And the rhetoric emitted by the supporters of such laws just coats the whole enterprise with a malevolent sheen of divisiveness and spite, the last things we need as we face down a wayward economy that’s going to take unity and common sense to make right.

Who can we look to these days for the kind of rational discussion of immigration policies that our country needs in order to move beyond the kinds of ill-conceived policies with which Arizona and its many copycat states are madly experimenting? Where can we find a sane voice of reason with whom we can agree to disagree, but work to find some middle ground? Where we’ll find some acknowledgment that humanity matters more than our squabbles, that common sense and the bigger picture deserve more attention than our pettiness and fear?

We could do worse than starting with these guys (thanks to our friends at NDLON for sharing this clip):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkkSNMCVwKA&feature=player_embedded

 

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