Tammy Alexander writes about the broken U.S. immigration system, including the criminalization of undocumented migration, in the latest Third Way Cafe.
On any given day, approximately 33,000 undocumented immigrants are held in detention. Some are held for days or weeks, others for months or years. In the past five years, nearly two million immigrants have been deported to their “home” countries. However, an estimated 60 percent of undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. have been here for more than a decade. Their home is here. Home is where they have set down roots, made friends, joined churches, married, raised children.
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