Only in America is there a deeply resonant story of being a nation of immigrants, but it is increasingly difficult given the misinformation that abounds in the media to see how the whole country wins when we harness the amazing achievements and strengths of immigrants.
The nation’s immigration debate centers on immigrants’ impact on our culture, security, and economy. We need not justify immigration policy solely by tugging at voters’ heartstrings with humanitarian narratives, and we need not assume that concerns about national security are driven by anti-immigrant narratives.
Lawmakers have a unique opportunity to use evidence and pragmatism to communicate that immigrants assimilate into American culture, help protect the United States from terrorists, and contribute to our economy.
This guide is intended to help answer common questions about immigration using economic and national security facts. Read it here.