5. Immigration Reform is a women’s issue.
According to the 2013 Census, women make up 51% of the immigrant population. What’s more, there are over 5 million undocumented women residing in the United States.
6. Immigration Reform is an educational issue.
As Margie McHugh, director of the National Center on Immigration Integration Policy reported in a press release by the Migration Policy Institute, “Immigrant parents often are not on an equal footing with native-born parents given gaps in their literacy, English language and U.S. culture and systems knowledge; addressing these gaps is an urgent challenge for policymakers and front-line programs in the early childhood arena.”