Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Help Debunk the Myths About Women and Immigration

Women have a huge stake in needing immigration reform, this story proves the facts.    - - Donna Poisl

By Liza Gross, WeNews correspondent

(WOMENSENEWS)--Women's rights activists have long maintained that our national immigration narrative, while purporting to be gender neutral, is in fact fraught with assumptions and stereotypes.

Some of these notions apply to immigrant women with legal status in this country, some to women with no legal status, and some to both.

Scholar and activist Pramila Jayapal is co-chair of We Belong Together, a campaign launched by a coalition of groups seeking to redefine the priorities of the immigration debate and raise awareness on why immigration reform is basically a women's issue.

To that end, here are eight of the most common misconceptions regarding the immigration debate that Jayapal has encountered in her work.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read eight misconceptions and the facts!

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