The Politics of Immigration: Laws and Human Dignity Conversation Guide

What are the “deal-breakers” that keep Congress from fixing our immigration system? And who decides how to enforce laws while still treating people humanely? Migration of large groups of people has become common throughout the world. Most people migrating are looking for a better life — a place to live peacefully, raise children and find work. And when the legal process for immigration and asylum moves too slowly, people looking to escape violence turn to human smugglers, entering our country illegally. This sets up a cycle of increasing criminality as people seek to escape violence. Is it possible to uphold laws while still honoring human dignity? And when does upholding the law become immoral?

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