There is no line

By Armando Bellmas, Director of Communications

One of the main points in President Obama’s immigration reform platform is that undocumented immigrants in the United States must go “to the back of the line” before they can earn their citizenship. Any time someone brings up that immigration line, I think of a great tweet I read once by immigration rights attorney Ben Winogrand:

Rule of thumb: people who say the undocumented should just “get in line” have no familiarity whatsoever with our immigration laws So what’s the deal with this line?

The truth is there is no line for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States right now. And this revelatory article from the Immigration Policy Center lays it all out.

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