E-mail this story
The high personal and economic cost of our broken immigration system
While the political winds seem to be propelling the first comprehensive immigration reform in more than a quarter-century, every day our broken immigration system takes a cruel and little-noticed toll on countless hardworking, law-abiding individuals and their families. On any given day, approximately 34,000 immigrants are behind bars and more than 1,000 are deported — often for minor, technical violations of laws that are too byzantine for all but the most seasoned immigration lawyers to understand.
By Andrew L. Yarrow
May 20, 2013