Your Call: Principles for humanitarian immigration policies
We continue our weeklong immigration series by talking about what a fair and humane immigration policy would look like.
By the end of 2015, a record 65.3 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide. An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. Last year, nearly 85,000 refugees were resettled in the country. Immigrants and communities are struggling with fear over the consequences of being detained, jailed, and deported. What would a humane immigration system look like?
Bill Ong Hing, professor of law at the University of San Francisco, professor of law emeritus, UC Davis, and author of Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization and Mexican Migration and Deporting Our Souls—Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy
Catherine Tactaquin, executive director and co-founder of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Unitarian Universalist Association: Principles of humane immigration reform
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative: Statement on Immigration & Refugee Executive Order
The UN Refugee Agency: Global Trends, Forced Displacement in 2015
The UN Refugee Agency: US Resettlement Facts
American Friends Service Committee: Immigrant rights
The Washington Post: RAISING BARRIERS