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“Listening” Over Turkey 2017

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
“Listening” Over Turkey 2017

Each year at Thanksgiving, Immigration Impact publishes a post about how to “talk turkey” on immigration. We’ve done it for several years to provide our readers with tips on how to talk about immigration at the dinner table without inflaming friends and family, and otherwise turning a warm family gathering into a political food fight. […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner Conversations Could Be Tough, But Are More Important Than Ever This Year

Written by on November 22, 2016 in History of Immigration, Immigration 101 with 1 Comment
Thanksgiving Dinner Conversations Could Be Tough, But Are More Important Than Ever This Year

Let’s be honest. This is not the Thanksgiving blog we thought I’d be writing this year.  But here we are.

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Talking Turkey on Immigration 2015

Talking Turkey on Immigration 2015

Today, I have the pleasure of following in the footsteps of Mary Giovagnoli, who, during her five years at the American Immigration Council, entertained and enlightened us with her annual blog about how to survive and thrive when the topic turns to immigration at the Thanksgiving Day table. With good humor, she reminded us that […]

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Talking Turkey—and all the Trimmings—on Immigration in 2014

Written by on November 26, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Talking Turkey—and all the Trimmings—on Immigration in 2014

My daughter, who is now in high school, casually mentioned to me that she had been talking to the receptionist in the school counselor’s office about the new deferred action program for parents of U.S. citizens and kids. She told the receptionist that this represents a great community service opportunity for high school kids who […]

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Talking Turkey on Immigration 2013

Written by on November 27, 2013 in Family-Based Immigration, Legislation, Reform with 2 Comments
Talking Turkey on Immigration 2013

In an effort to preserve harmony at the Thanksgiving table, we have for the last several years offered up tips on making the case for immigration reform in front of, what is for many, the most hostile audience of all—their families. Even in the most congenial of families, there’s likely to be someone who can […]

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Talking Turkey on Immigration 2012

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Demographics, Elections, Family-Based Immigration with 1 Comment
Talking Turkey on Immigration 2012

After cheers for football, some of the loudest shouting at many Thanksgiving feasts will come from political discussions gone awry.   You might think that you can take it easy on the immigration issue this year, as the political chatter is now heavily in favor of immigration reform.  But the blessings of conservative politicians and pundits […]

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How to Talk Turkey on Immigration: Redux

Written by on November 23, 2011 in State and Local with 0 Comments
How to Talk Turkey on Immigration: Redux

Washington, D.C. area schools participate in the Urban Debate program, which gives middle school children the opportunity to learn the art of debate. My sixth grader signed up right away. She was surprised to learn, however, at her first tournament that many people have no qualms debating either side of an issue, no matter how […]

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How to Talk Turkey on Immigration

Written by on November 24, 2010 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment
How to Talk Turkey on Immigration

My daughter had a knock-down drag out fight on the playground a few weeks ago over immigration. She was preaching immigration reform and another little girl said that immigrants steal American jobs. They reached no resolution and walked away furious. A couple of days ago, Rebecca told me how nice this girl was and that […]

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