Case for Equity
America has a fractured immigration system. Individuals are faced with a conflicting set of policies in operation at the federal, state, and local levels. As a nation, we have yet to reconcile the nation’s economic interests with its ideals and commitment to being a refuge for those fleeing persecution and violence. The patchwork nature of our immigration policies reflects a historically inconsistent framework as applied to nations, a practice that has dire racial implications. By correcting these issues, America can address worker exploitation, poverty, health, public safety, and improve economic mobility for millions.