To Solve America’s Immigration Woes, We Need to Think, Act, and Work Locally
Individuals and Communities Are Able to Connect with Newcomers Even as Policymakers Work to Drive Us Apart
The Zócalo event “Could Immigration Unite Americans?” comes at a time when much of the world has actually come together in support of one group of immigrants. But, as New York Times national correspondent Miriam Jordan reminded Zócalo’s virtual audience, the global embrace of displaced Ukrainians contrasts sharply with the welcome (or lack thereof) received by refugees from Africa, the Middle East, and Central America.
“What can we say about that in this moment?” Jordan asked National Immigration Forum president and CEO Ali Noorani.
Noorani, who is also the author of the …