Helly Lee is senior policy analyst at CLASP, which aims to improve the lives of low-income people.
Blog Post List
December 10, 2012
Members of Congress from both parties are, once again, becoming more vocal about the need to address our broken immigration system. It seemingly happened overnight (the night of November 6th, election night, to be exact), and has been gaining momentum since. This momentum brings excitement to an issue that is long overdue for reform and a hope that lawmakers now have the will to come together to work on immigration. Immigration policy is one of many issues that matter to immigrant communities. Our economy is still recovering, and like many across the country, immigrants are heavily affected...
March 21, 2012
I am excited and honored to be joining the Women’s Human Rights Delegation in Birmingham, Alabama this week as part of the We Belong Together campaign. I am going for my grandmother and my mother. Because of them, I have the privilege to be an advocate for, to listen and speak out against our broken immigration laws. My mother and grandmother were two young women who fled their country in a time of war. Separated from their husbands and their own parents, they carried my two young brothers on their backs through mountains and jungles to make it to a bordering country. At the border, they...