Our current immigration policies have a bias on who and from where individuals are admitted into our country. The path to fixing our Nation’s immigration system will not be easy. We can move forward by ensuring immigrants and refugees have access to timely legal defense, creating uniformity in process and addressing administrative issues and delays in processing that can deprive individuals of the status they need to live lives with dignity and freedom.
Freedom To Migrate. The fact that people continue to migrate to the US, knowing full well how cruelly our immigration system rips families apart and warehouses migrants in concentration camps, tells us everything we need to know about how badly in need of a welcoming country they are.
Military, trade and climate policy. The US’s influence in the world is mighty, and often the consequences of our actions drive migration. Wars we initiate or sustain with weapons, money, and training create refugees abroad. Trade deals we enact for international corporations create mass unemployment across borders. Carbon pollution we emit exacerbates floods and fires that destroy entire communities elsewhere in the world. We must energetically overhaul these sectors and work toward a world where everyone who wants to can stay where they live.