Despite State of the Union rhetoric, immigrants contribute to US and deserve protection

2/7/19 Immigrants pay millions in taxes and their absence would devastate USA. Yet most don’t have legal representation. Aid groups want to change that.
Despite current administration rhetoric ” echoed Tuesday night during a State of the Union address that blamed many of the country’s problems on people attempting to cross the border ” immigrants contribute to the social and economic vitality of this nation. And the unprecedented and cruelly indiscriminate detentions and deportations of the past two years do not make us any safer or our country more stable.
Instead, those practices erode the American value of due process, contribute to a racist, fearmongering anti-immigrant agenda and bring chaos to communities.