The United States is a nation of immigrants, and the League of Women Voters has a long history of encouraging their participation in American society. Immigrants have helped weave the fabric and identity of our nation, and we believe that it is critical for the U.S. to encourage their participation in our democracy.
Because immigration is a major part of this election cycle’s conversation, the League of Women Voters is here to help you understand this complex issue. As a national organization we have studied this issue and developed a position that forms the framework for our advocacy and education.
Join the St. Pete League of Women Voters’ Immigration Action Team on Monday, February 3, 2020 for a discussion on the status of immigrants and immigration policy.
(Picture drawn by a child returned to Mexico under the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. )
Due to the considerable amount of misinformation being spread about immigrants and the economic and social costs of suggested solutions — the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area’s Immigration Committee has developed fact sheets to provide you with information voters should know about these aspects of immigration:
- Birthright Citizenship
- Border Wall with Mexico
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — DACA
- Deferred Action for Parental Accountability — DAPA
- Dream Act
- Immigration Law
- Refugees vs. Asylees
- Undocumented Immigrants
- Zero Tolerance
Our approach is to provide you with the above Fact Sheets, each covering a single aspect of immigration. The League is here to help you be an informed voter.
For more information about the work of this Immigration Committee, contact Immigration@lwvspa.org