March 26, 2013 TACKLE Event – Immigration – in full on YouTube!

You can now view our March TACKLE with TAC4 event on Immigration in full on YouTube! Watch it here:
http://youtu.be/GJyy9P9ZojM

Thanks to Kate Miller (ACLU of Kentucky) and Tomás Mauricio (Advocates for America Radio Network) for their excellent panel discussion.

The results from pursuing their Needs, Fears, and Concerns are:

Kate Miller

  • Needs
    • Inclusive Policy
      • Most people currently in US have benefits and responsibilities of citizens
  • Fears
    • Exploitation from employers
    • Civil liberties of immigrants and citizens
    • Harsh realities faced by human beings
    • Families broken apart
  • Solutions
    • Quicker or fairer path to citizenship

Tomás Mauricio

  • Needs
    • Simplify current law
    • Everyone should have the opportunity to immigrate here that wants to
  • Fears
    • Elitism in policy
    • Creating an explosion illegal immigration
  • Solutions
    • Throw out laws as is
    • Replace with simpler and enforceable laws
      • Ideal: two pieces of paper to fill out
      • E-verify or other technology

Additional Audience Concerns

  • Comments
    • Illegal Status IS against civil law
    • Need more emphasis that immigrants DO benefit society
    • Low work ethic of US citizens matched with abortion gives rise to the need for more immigrant resources
  • Questions
    • How does immigration affect national security?
    • Does immigration affect labor and wages?
    • Are there resource constraints?
    • Do welfare benefits make immigration unsustainable?
    • Is immigration resistance due to Anglo-Saxon fears of losing cultural power?
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