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February 24, 2013
What We Missed (2/17 - 2/23)

ColorLines reported earlier this week some troubling immigration revelations including the ICE’s use of DMV records to prosecute low-priority immigrants,  targeting immigrants with no prior criminal records, and detaining US citizens and green card holders without conviction. All of this goes against the ICE’s publicly stated policy of targeting only high-priority undocumented immigrants.

President Obama released a proposed immigration plan  that includes a “Lawful Prospective Immigrant” Visa to allow current undocumented immigrants in the United States a prospective chance at citizenship within 13 years.

This bill was, of course, attacked by Republicans in Congress, including Senator Rubio, who called the President’s bill “dead on arrival.”

Both sides agree, however, that immigration reform is a necessity, especially because, as NPR reports, the line for legal immigration is already 4 million long. This means impossible wait periods for immigrants who are direct relatives of citizens and others trying to navigate the immigration system legally.

The Washington Post, however, reports that there is a disconnect in terms of from where the immigration rhetoric is coming: most anti-immigrant or restrictive rhetoric is actually coming from Congressmen – almost exclusively Republican, according to the numbers – while immigrant communities are much more vocal in advocating for more “welcoming” immigration policies.

McCain, who has been a forerunner for Republicans on immigration, continues to advocate a mix of border security and internal immigration policies. His latest statement: “Immigration won’t hurt GOP.”

In the meantime immigrant entrepreneurs and doctoral students are impatiently waiting for both sides to get thier acts together so they can contribute to the American economy.

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