Posted by: mbarajasroman | July 2, 2012

New America Media: What Supreme Ct. Decisions Mean for Immigrant Women

Reprinted with permission from New America Media.

by Jessica González-Rojas and Miriam Yeung

Underreported in the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 and a pending decision on President Obama’s health care reform due Thursday is the impact these decisions will have on the lives of immigrant women.

For too long, the experiences and perspectives of immigrant women have been consigned to the margins of policy debates, leaving many in our community out of the conversation. Yet as the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond.

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