Press Release

Beyond Labels discussion group at the Blue Hill Public Library

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