Immigrants Critical to Our Economic Future

Sun Journal Maine
July 06, 2012

As the presidential campaign heats up so will the debate over the role of immigrants in our economy and our communities.

That has been an ongoing conversation in Lewiston-Auburn for the past 10 years and a hot-button topic in southwestern border states for decades.

But the controversy will likely get louder as Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate two current subjects.

First, in 2010 the Arizona legislature passed the toughest anti-illegal immigrant law in the land. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a controversial provision of the law allowing police officers to ask people for immigration status documentation.

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