Making Democracy Work


Articles and events relating to immigration issues and refugees issues. Some are New Hampshire specific; some relate to US policy.

Immigration issues

LWV Greater Capital Area hosted a meeting on Sept. 30, 2015, with guest speaker Maggie Fogerty, the co-director of the NH chapter of the American Friends Service Committee. She is the NH Economic Justice Project Coordinator for AFSC. Since 2007, Maggies has led AFSC's work to make safe affordable housing available to everyone. She leads workshops and campaigns to help immigrants, refugees, and low-wage individuals to understand their rights as tenants and workers.

Fogerty recommended the following readings to become better informed about immigrant and refugee issues.

FAQs from the FrameWorks Institute

Facts About Immigration and the US Economy (from the Economic Policy Institute)

What Can We Do?

Members who want to influence US and NH policy on immigration reform and refugee resettlement can review the LWV position on the topic, which we last revised in 2008 after an extensive national study. Download the position here