As the full Senate prepares to take up immigration reform next week, there is sure to be heated debate. In this week’s Top Picks, I would especially like to lift up Deborah Townsend’s piece on the benefits of immigration reform, and Seth Freed Wessler’s piece on children in detention.
- America’s Voice, in its piece “The State of Play: The Next Few Weeks for the Gang of 8 Immigration Reform Bill,” discusses the procedural details involved as S.744 makes its way to the Senate floor.
- Seth Freed Wessler of Colorlines analyzes a new report by the National Immigrant Justice Center, unearthing disturbing details of ICE locking up over 1,300 kids in adult detention facilities.
- Lucero Chavez of the ACLU, in her post “Disappeared and Departed,” tells of instances where immigrants with deep roots in America have been tricked and coerced into signing voluntary departure forms.
- In “The Many Benefits of Immigration Reform,” Deborah Townsend of the American Immigration Lawyers Association argues that immigration reform is good for our country’s bank account, families, and moral standing.
- David Dyssegaard Kallick, who directs the Fiscal Policy Institute’s Immigration Research Initiative, argues in his piece for Immigration Impact that there are “Three Ways Immigration Reform Would Make the Economy More Productive.”
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