Topics and resources for dialogue

Stories 

What is your family’s migration history?

What are recent immigrants in your community experiencing today?

 

Root causes

Why did people migrate in biblical times? Today?

In what ways do U.S. policies contribute to migration?

 

The law

What is the process for immigrating to the U.S. legally?  How long does it take?

What is the DREAM Act?  Should children be punished for choices made by others?

 

Economics

What taxes do immigrants pay?  What public benefits do they receive?

What other economic contributions do immigrants make?

Enforcement

How much does the U.S. spend on immigration enforcement? Who profits?

What are the unintended consequences of increased enforcement?

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