Our current immigration policy has resulted in a humanitarian crisis caused not by a force of nature but by our own government. Noorani proposes a path for fixing our immigration system and shares how progressives can help.
Noorani's momentum: "I am one five billionth of the world. Momentum is being able to organize more people - more billionths of the world - to create change."
Ali Noorani is Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, one of the country’s preeminent pro-immigrant advocacy organizations. Before coming to Washington in 2008, Noorani was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), where he tripled its staff and programs. Prior, he worked on a variety of community health and social justice issues, including HIV/AIDS, youth development, and environmental justice. Noorani has been a guest on a number of local and national radio and television shows including, National Public Radio, Fox Radio, CNN, MSNBC, NBC News, the O'Reilly Factor, and Fox News.
He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. Born in California to Pakistani immigrants, Noorani is one of the nation’s few leaders of Muslim heritage. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received his Master's in Public Health from Boston University, where he received the University's Young Alumni Award in 2007.
Wow, so if 12 million people invade over 50 years, and expect open arms, it will not happen If 12 million Americans invade Canada, Canada will remind them of 1812, at Fort York. Sop coming into a country means you left some one behind to take care of the boys in Mexico. Those fatherless boys become incouraged to find that all important male role by joining the gangs life of crime. Science says abandantment of any one parent leads directly to adult addeictio. So the immigrates mess up Mexico and now what to mess up America. I[m sorry to get in your face but Immigrates your country of Mexico needs YOU NOW. 20,000 dead at border is tied to social decay of the family in Mexico, please face up to this, stop all violence it just makes all Mexicans look bad. I LIVE Here Yes in Mexico. ALL 12 Million come home and clean up the Mess here. Mexico is a beautiful country dont waste your time someone elses house. With tears I say COME HOME NOW! Arizona has the right to bear arms, time to go home. Gracias, Mahalo thanks.
In my own experience, I have seen immigrants overstayed their visas or coming thru the borderline, just to be able to put a piece of bread on their family's table,
FACT: they pay SS even using a fake number, you know what? that money they are paying from their paycheck, goes directly to the SS number owner's account.
FACT: they pay taxes, the taxes are garnished from their paychecks "no matter what", so they pay taxes; they need food, housing, gasoline, commodities, etc. etc. on every payment they do, they pay taxes.
FACT: the most (97%) of these people has a job, so they don't smuggle drugs or just robber, they are hard workers always trying to have one, two or three jobs at the time; by the way: jobs that our spoiled-rotten kids wont do.
Bottom line: if US would be a country in crisis like for example Mexico; you would do the same to feed your family, but going South.
maybe if you learned your own language(spelling) you wouldn't have to worry so much about immigrants taking your jobs?
How can you evan advocate,Rights for ilegal immigrants?.If they are here ilegally,They are not eititled to any rights.If they come her legally and go home when their visas run out then they are intitled to some rights.But when they hop over the wall and steal jobs steal identities.bring drugs ofer the boarder.Theis childrens parents put theis children in this position.Not america nore our government,It is not americans responsabillity to provide healthcare-Food stamps And scooling for mexican children and immagrents that are not legally here.What about the american children.that cant get the foodstamps they need.because illegal immagrents take jobs steal our services,steal our identities in order to work and oblain services that US citizens pay taxes for.And chould have the job they have,it has nothing to do with race our children go hungry are going hungry because jobs are being taken and their the problem,of our taxes being raised constantly.The american citizen by inlarge do not want you to become citizens.We went you to go home.Go home who cares about immigrants.Go home and fix your own country.and stop milking ours.go home