by Countable | 1.18.19
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Instead of #BuildTheWall should it be #EnforceVisaStays?
As President Trump fights to secure funds for his border wall with Mexico, a new study finds that for the seventh consecutive year, visa overstays far exceed illegal border crossings.
The study, from the nonpartisan Center for Migration studies, found that most unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. are those that overstay their visas—not those coming through the southern border.
From 2016-2017, people who overstayed their visas accounted for 62 percent of the newly undocumented, while 38 percent had crossed a border illegally.
Given these findings, instead of focusing on enforcement at the border – and funds for a barrier – should the U.S. shift its focus to visa overstays?
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Can American democracy escape the partisan strait-jacket of the two-party political industrial complex? Can we become greater than the sum of our disparate parts?
We believe we can with a "cross-partisan" constituency.
Cross-partisanship is a conscious, enduring process of thoughtful dialogue across cultural and ideological divides to achieve evidence-based solutions to human, community, national, and global issues.
This week, Rob Stein - political strategist, founder of the Democracy Alliance, and co-founder of the Committee on States – has held a digital town hall on cross-partisanship.
On Wednesday, in his piece "E Pluribus Unum” or “E Pluribus Pluribus”, Rob asked: Do you think an activist cross-partisan constituency is necessary to the health and well-being of American democracy?
Here's how the Countable Community responded:
Today, we invite the 82% - and, in the spirit of cross-partisanship, the 18% - to join Rob Stein for Part 3: Realizing the Ideals of “E Pluribus Unum” is Dependent on Building A Sustainable Cross-Partisan Constituency
Did you miss Parts 1 and 2? Read the complete conversation here.
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How can Giuliani even look in the mirror to shave in the morning? How can you either if you believe his lies? Are YOU that gullible?
The greatest strength of our country is our ideals. and the acceptance of many different people. Fear of differences is for the ignorant.
Emphasize American ideals and encourage diversity!!!
It should be both. If you overstay you should be deported. You broke the law. If you come over the border illegally, you should be deported and not allowed back into our country. You break the law there are consequences. Or do you want lawlessness?
No ultra expensive wall that will not solve one problem! Add personal to move quickly those who are waiting to have their entry resolved so we have no long wait periods. Never separate families!! Use the latest technology for border detection. Enforce Visas!! Use your common sense to solve these problems.
Despite the shut down the DOJ move forward with the land grab at the Texas border fence, with seem to be not mentioned. Government at it best smoke and mirrors
Folks who break the law by overstating their visas or work on tourist only status need deported. Let's start with first pole dancer in white house. Came into country on tourist visa and immediately went to work. As far as internet gambling just legalize and regulate.
People should be able to do what ever they want with their money! Big brother is not needed!