Immigrant Retention

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Immigrantion. There are many ways to deal with this subject, punishing immigrants and sending them back to Mexico, where they will live in poverty and struggle, to granting them Amnesty, which is an act of forgiveness for past offenses, is a concern that the United States Congress has sought to find a solution for. They often lean towards granting amnesty because immigrants have helped America as social change as well as the countries growth and development, but many people still . Amnesty is a both logical and fair choice, where as punishing immigrants causes many negative affects on children and spouses. Immigrants come to the America to provide for both family in Mexico and in the United States. According to the Department of Homeland Security…show more content…
Immigrants do their best to do follow the rules given to them so that the won't be sent back, leaving their family to struggle. From 1999 to 2006 states inhabited by illegal immigrants "crime rates... were lowest..."(Ten Myths). Immigrants know what it's like to struggle and often many people don't understand that immigrants do not come to the United States is not to cause problems for others. According to the National Institute of Corrections, people who are “foreign-born”, whether they are undocumented, residents or naturalized citizens, are sent to jail at a much lower rate than people born in the United States(Ten Myths). A majority of immigrants come to the United States fit their future, they want them to have “freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American”(Definition of American Dream). It is clear that immigrants will do anyhpthing in their power, even if it means putting their life on the line when they are crossing The boarder, to make their child's life easier. Children who have their parents, often take that for granted, while other children suffer because of the absence of their parent(s) who have been…show more content…
Families are often Mixed, meaning the parent(s) are immigrants while the children are not(The Affordable Care Act). Children are citizens of the United States and cannot legally be sent away, but the parent(s) can. Children depend on their parent to provide for them financially, but most importantly emotionally. Many of the times deportation leads to emotional and behavioral changes(Deportarion Of Parent). Children may lose their appetite, sleep, and often cry be usher they do not fell happy or safe without their parent. Aggression is one of the most common behaviors in the children. It takes a longer amount of time for this emotion to fade away, because a majority of the time they feel they are not understood, and they see everyone as an
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