Hidden Common Ground Initiative: Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome? What Should We Do?
Dr. Kara Dillard
Please join us for a Common Ground for Action (CGA) online deliberative forum on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 4pm ET/1pm PT. to discuss “Coming to America: Who Should We Welcome? What Should We Do?”
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During our deliberation the values, actions and drawbacks to revising our immigration policy by discussing three different options:
(1) Welcome Immigrants, Be a Beacon of Freedom. This option says that immigration has helped make America what it is today- a dynamic and diverse culture, an engine of the global economy, and a beacon of freedom around the world;
(2) Enforce the Law, Be Fair to Those Who Follow the Rules. This option says we need a fair system, where the rules are clear and, above all, enforced. With an estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally, our current system is unjust and uncontrolled;
(3) Slow Down and Rebuild Our Common Bonds. This option recognizes that newcomers have strengthened American culture in the past. But the current levels of immigration are so high, and the country is now so diverse, that we must regain our sense of national purpose and identity.
If you've never participated in a CGA forum, please watch the "How To Participate" video before joining. You can find the video link here: https://vimeo.com/findcommonground
If you haven't had a chance to review the issue guide, you can find a downloadable PDF at the National Issues Forums Institute website: https://www.nifi.org/en/catalog/product/coming-america-who-should-we-welcome-what-should-we-do-issue-guide-downloadable-pdf
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