Wanted: New 'Birds of Passage'

Wanted: New 'Birds of Passage'

"We divide newcomers into two categories: legal or illegal, good or bad.  We hail them as Americans in the making, or brand them as aliens fit for deportation.  That framework has contributed mightily to our broken immigration system and the long political paralysis over how to fix it.  We don’t need more categories, but we need to change the way we think about categories.  We need to look beyond strict definitions of legal and illegal.  To start, we can recognize the new birds of passage, those living and thriving in the gray areas.  We might then begin to solve our immigration challenges." - Roberto Suro, July 13, 2012.

    - Roberto Suro