Yesterday’s Senate vote to pass S.744 is a great step forward! In this week’s Top Picks, I would especially like to lift up Mary Giovagnoli’s post on the “border surge,” and Laura Lichter’s piece about the human face of immigration reform.
- America’s Voice, in “Four Reasons Why the House of Representative Will Pass Immigration Reform,” claims that public support will force GOP leaders to push immigration reform through the House.
- Mary Giovagnoli of Immigration Impact, in “Beyond the Border Surge, What Else is in the Senate Compromise,” writes about the “border surge” amendment and other good and bad compromises.
- Laura Lichter, in her post for the American Immigration Lawyers Assocation, “Anyone Else Getting Dizzy,” tries to wade through the political wheelings and dealings to find immigration reform’s human face.
- In “Immigration Reform: Good for Contractors,” Gavin Aronsen of Mother Jones ticks off all of the corporate entities that stand to gain from the proposed “border surge,” including firearms, detention, construction, and surveillance companies.
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