The immigration debate is raging on and in an election year, you'll be sure to see much more rhetoric and proposals from both sides of the political spectrum on how to fix our immigration system.
We want to hear from you. What are political leaders saying about immigration where you live? What questions would you like us to investigate or fact check?
Ask Immigration Decoded is a community-driven reporting project where you get to submit your immigration-related questions. The Center’s immigration coverage is led by Susan Ferriss, who has decades of experience covering this topic.
Here’s how it works:
1) You submit us your questions. You might wonder: Why can’t people who want to immigrate to the U.S. just get in line? Is there really a border crisis? Which industries rely heavily on undocumented immigration? Why can't Congress agree on a sensible immigration policy?
2) We'll take the top questions and put them up for a vote with our readers.
3) If your question wins, you could see your question featured in an upcoming story on our Immigration Decoded blog.
If we choose to report your question, we'll get in touch and keep you updated on what we find before we share the story with the world.
So, ask away!
Ask Immigration Decoded tips
Here are some tips for asking a good Ask Immigration Decoded question.
Be rooted in facts or cite a particular statistic you're referencing
Go beyond a simple yes or no question. We want something we can dig deep and provide nuance to, something that's not covered often or very well.
What makes a not-so-great question?
Anything that sounds like an accusation, uses stereotypes or is simply a blanket statement targeting an individual or group.