A Moral Measure of Our Society

The realities of immigration reform.

Many factors are contributing to the historic flows of migration in the world today - wars, climate change, ethnic cleansing, hunger, government policies, and economic insecurity to name a few.  U.S. international trade agreements for example, have driven small farmers off their land and contributed to business failures in many poorer...Read More

- Center of Concern, Washington, DC - 2008

Fear is not the natural state of civilized people. 

- Aung San Suu Kyi

To face the enemy at home, billions of dollars are bieng budgeted to increase "security" when in vact, we are solving the wrong problem with the wrong tool. "Fear" is dictating our acts of suspicion and exclusion, and becoming a lever whereby clvility and judgement are dismantled.  Immigration is one of...Read More

- Katherine Feely SND - 2008

Deportation of the large undocumented population is not practical.  Deporting 8 - 9 million undocumented immigrants would cost more than $200 billion over five years, more than double the annual budget of the entire Homeland Security Dept.  It would take 200,000 buses, bumper to bumpter, in a convoy 1,700 miles long,...Read More

- National Immigration Forum 2008

Each year, thousands of people come to the U.S. on speical visas to be employed as domestic workers by foreign nationals, diplomats, and officials of other international agencies, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.  These domestic workers are among the most abused and vulnerable of migrant workers, because...Read More

- Southern Poverty Las - 2008