BLUE HILL, Maine – The Beyond Labels (formerly, “Let’s Talk”) discussion group continues to discuss the issues of the day with a small but engaged group of “regulars” plus a few new faces each week. For its August 12th meeting, the group has selected “Immigration Reform: What should it look like?” as the topic. Potential sub-topics include issues such as:
What penalty, if any, is appropriate for current undocumented immigrants?
What should be the path to “green card”-type eligibility and citizenship?
At what point along this path should the “social safety net” and other benefits (education, social security, Medicare/Medicaid) be available to immigrants?
What quotas or other limits to immigration should be in place?
Who should accompany an eligible immigrant (how broadly should “family” be defined)?
What should be the criteria for citizenship of children born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents?
How important is enhanced border protection (particularly the southern border) to immigration reform?
All are welcome to join the discussions every Monday from 10:30-12:30 at the Library. Or join the discussion online at http://beyondlabels.ustiger.net.