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The two sides of the immigration debate

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 20, 2012 @ 5:17 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The immigration debate in the United States has seen some modest, incremental progress in recent months — most notably the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. The Los Angeles Times has a good editorial [1] on this topic over the weekend and we had a post here at The Progressive Pulse last Friday [2]that provides more details for young people who may be eligible.

And then there’s the anti-immigrant crowd. For some time now, two of the noisiest groups in this camp in North Carolina are the groups known as ALIPAC [3] and NC FIRE [4]. Despite giving voice to a lot of incredibly mean-spirited and downright absurd stuff, these groups helped play host recently in Wilmington to a small group of politicians and activists — some of them prominent (Congressman Mike McIntyre) and some of them just narrow-minded and crazy.  You can watch some video of the event by clicking here [5].

Looks like we still have a ways to go in bridging the gap in this debate.


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URLs in this post:

[1] a good editorial: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-applications-deferred-action-20120819,0,2939764.story

[2] a post here at The Progressive Pulse last Friday : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2012/08/17/fact-sheets-on-deferred-action-for-young-immigrants/

[3] ALIPAC: http://www.alipac.us/content.php

[4] NC FIRE: http://www.ncfire.info/

[5] by clicking here: http://www.alipac.us/content.php?r=860-Videos-of-Wilmington-NC-Conference-on-Illegal-Immigration

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