Attention Academics: Sign AIC’s Letter to Support Immigration Reform!11 Apr 2013
Deadline Sunday, April 14th
Academics and other public intellectuals play a vital role in the life of our democracy: challenging our assumptions, speaking truth to power, and doing the difficult work of defining problems and refining potential solutions. Scholars leaven our political discourse with reasoned argument and insight, lending their invaluable expertise to the collective mind of society.
If you’re an academic, you can help. Join Scholars United for Immigration Reform and the American Immigration Council’s (AIC) Immigration Policy Center in an open letter to Congress, calling for prompt action on comprehensive immigration reform. The deadline for signing on to the letter is Sunday, April 14th, 2013. Contact information is available on the AIC WebSite.
Today, more than ever, we need academics to raise their voices in support of comprehensive immigration reform. At this writing, the Senate is poised to introduce landmark legislation to reform our nation’s antiquated and dysfunctional immigration system. This is an historic opportunity, one we can’t afford to squander. For the first time in years, we have a real chance to create a more just, balanced, and forward-looking immigration system, one that’s designed to meet the needs of the society we have become, and the one we aspire to be in the future.
Democratic societies thrive on the free interchange of ideas and people, and our immigration system should reflect this. We need to stop sending foreign STEM grads home as soon as they finish their degrees. We need a better way to attract the world’s best and brightest to our shores, to tap their brainpower and creativity. We need a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, and we need to stop punishing young Americans who were brought here as children, who seek only to go to school and work for a better future.
Make a difference! Read the letter and sign on. Please share this letter with your network, and help us to get the word out!
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