People with the courage to move for a better life help make our country and our communities vibrant and strong. But right now our federal immigration system is not working to honor these families – fueled by racist rhetoric and policy, and corporate backers that seek to divide us in order to maintain power.
At the local level, leaders are using their power to protect immigrant communities from the deportation pipeline, pass inclusive policies that treat people with dignity, and provide meaningful opportunities for people to participate equally in our society and become citizens in the country they to chose to call home.
Localities Must Reimagine What Inclusive Immigration Policy Looks Like
In this op-Ed, LP members – Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Mayor Daniel Biss – lay out the role that local governments must play in creating inclusive communities and how we can use our collective voice to push the federal government to do more.
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