Have you ever heard someone argue that all immigrants should just “get in line” and apply to come to the United States legally?

During his immigration reform speech in Las Vegas earlier this year, President Obama said “[undocumented immigrants have to go] to the back of the line, behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally. That’s only fair, right?”

But is it fair? Check out the infographic below from the Asian Law Caucus.

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To see how this plays out in real life read Seth Freed Wessler’s story on two siblings from Trinidad who are trying to do this the “fair way.”

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/03/could_you_wait_163-years_to_be_reunited_with_your_family.html


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