Border solutions that bridge a political divide

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by staff

“The return of divided government in Washington has put immigration on the table – and the need to find common ground. The time is also ripe because of a rapid influx of migrants at the southern border. A basis for unity is, in fact, already evident, and not just in the United States. From Chile to Texas, diverse efforts to address migrant crises and their causes reflect a common emphasis on the rule of law. What that shows, as Ali Noorani, former president of the Washington-based National Immigration Forum, has argued, is that ‘there is a clear border security narrative that balances compassion with security. One that acknowledges and addresses fears, but still advances values.’ American border agents intercepted a record 2.2 million migrants and arrested 143,000 people attempting to cross in the United States from Mexico during the 2022 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30.” (01/09/23)