For this week’s edition of the Monday Top Picks, I’m spotlighting several pieces that show both the stark need for immigration reform, and the growing support it enjoys. I would especially direct you to Walter Ewing’s post on children and deportation, Shawn Jain’s take on the Obama Administration’s immigration record, and Mahwish Khan’s analysis of the growing American support for immigration reform.
- In “A Much-Needed Spotlight on Families Ripped Apart by Deportations,” Walter Ewing of Immigration Impact writes about the hardships that deportation imposes on families.
- In her post for America’s Voice, Mahwish Khan discusses the growing majority of Americans that support immigration reform, as a new poll shows that 62 percent back reform and over 77 percent support the DREAM Act.
- The National Immigration Forum comments on how Colorado can be a model for the nation in “Bipartisan Push for Immigration Reform Intensifies with Colorado Compact.”
- Shawn Jain of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in his piece “The Truth About the Current State of Immigration Enforcement,” maps out the negative impact of deportation and detention policies under the current Administration.
- In her post “Top 10 Reasons Why the U.S. Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Amanda Peterson Beadle of Think Progress writes of the broad social, economic, and political gains that would be made by embracing humane and fair comprehensive immigration reform.
Please email me or comment below if you have ideas for more Top Picks. I look forward to bringing you more next Monday!