Alaska might be the “reddest” state in the country, but the 49th state is home to a diverse population and shouldn’t be forgotten in immigration reform discussions.
This sentiment came from a letter Alaska’s U.S. Delegation sent to House and Senate leaders. Rep. Don Young and Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich signed the letter, which called for a three-pronged approach to immigration reform. They said it must secure borders, , streamline the legal immigration system, and provide a clear and responsible path to citizenship for those already here.
The trio reiterated words spoken by Julie Kitka, President of the Alaska Federation of Natives: “We want our country’s 11 million undocumented individuals to be welcomed and to have a place to belong – free of fear.”