A Place at the Table for Immigrants

 

Let me start off by saying that I’m, by no means an expert on immigration.  I was reminded of this as I wrote and rewrote this post based on new information I would find.  Although I’m not an expert and am still learning, I know that I can’t continue to live as though there aren’t people with thoughts, feelings, and needs affected by this issue.  Having said that, I apologize in advance for any fallacies below.

My views on immigration changed last Fall when I spoke with people going through the immigration process.  I’m ashamed to admit it, but I didn’t really know what a Dreamer was before then.  The people I spoke with are good people who are following all of the prescribed rules and desperately want to be either permanent residents or citizens.  I met someone whose husband has been waiting 18 years to become a permanent resident.  18 years!!!  You might think that’s impossible.  You might even think that I’m lying in order to get you to support the cause of immigrants.  I assure you that it’s not impossible and I’m not lying.  Trust me when I say that I was shocked at the information I’m about to give you.

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