The Myth of the Immigration Line

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As Congress tackles immigration reform, a central issue in the debate revolves around the fate of the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals living in the U.S.  CLINIC, and others, are advocating for a path for qualifying undocumented immigrants living in our country to earn permanent residence and, eventually, citizenship.  Perhaps the most common opposing argument to allowing the undocumented to earn permanent residence is the sentiment that they should have come legally. “Why don’t they stand in line with everyone else?”  In this podcast, Jen Riddle, State and Local Advocacy Attorney, addresses this theoretical “line” and explains why it is actually a misconception. 

Date recorded: May 31, 2013

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