Activists from around the country gathered in Washington, D.C. this past week for the Citizenship Rally to demand action on immigration reform, as all eyes remain on Congress and impending legislation. In this week’s Top Picks, I would especially like to lift up Guillermo Cantor’s commentary on immigrant women’s healthcare, and Heather Ruark’s piece on mixed-status families.
- Lori Chesser, in her post for the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, “Politics of Immigration: A Style Change or Attitude Change,” signals her support for the Associated Press’s decision to drop ‘Illegal immigrants’ from its stylebook.
- In her piece for the National Immigrant Justice Center, “Waiting Out the Permanent Bar – A Family’s View from Mexico,” Heather Ruark tells the story of one mixed status family and their decision to leave the United States and live as a family in Mexico, despite the fact that three of the four family members are American citizens.
- Matt Hildreth, in his commentary for America’s Voice, examines Ted Hesson’s article on four problems with an overly long path to citizenship, calling for immigration reform with a reasonable path to citizenship.
- Guillermo Cantor of Immigration Impact writes of the need to provide access to healthcare for immigrant women, saying that it makes financial, moral, and medical sense to invest in their health.
- In her post “Minor Crimes Should Not Lead to Immigration Exiles,” Lisa Koop of the National Immigrant Justice Center tells the stories of immigrants facing deportations and permanent entry bans.
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