Fort Wayne Attorney Jerri Mead lead NIPA members in a frank discussion about the U.S. immigration process and its impact here in Fort Wayne. The group discussed the specific challenges for children of immigrants and the obstacles they face in their pursuit of an adult life in the United States. Jerri shared her experiences as an attorney working in the immigration and naturalization field. Members left the meeting with a new and startling understanding of the complex immigration issues.
Food for thought:
How do we care for the children abandoned or orphaned when undocumented parents are arrested?
More than 1 million people per year enter the United States.
Undocumented immigrants provide significant support to our economy and Social Security system.
If you were brought to the United States illegally as a child, how do you obtain the ability to work and live in the United States as an adult? Could you return to a country you have never known?
Are reforms really effective?