Immigration Reform In America

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Immigration reforms have recently been a brewing topic within the media and has caught many people’s attention. This issue has brought multiple political figures and opinions into the spotlight, each accompanied by a plan and part of a political agenda. Central American immigration into the U.S. still remains unsolved despite the efforts of President Obama, who had promised a comprehensive immigration reform. Some believe that America was built upon immigrants, and that smart immigration practices will benefit the economy and the nation as a whole. However, others feel that immigrants hurt the nation by limiting the number of jobs available to Americans, and bring crime and public insecurity. Since the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, both …show more content…

Various viewpoints and opinions have already been discussed, and the public is already aware of both parties stance on immigration. Democrats believe that hard-working, undocumented immigrants should be able to become citizens, and that the implementation of better immigration policies should be the main priority. They also believe in the notion that the United States relies heavily on immigrants, and that they represent the future of this country. Along with a majority of the Democratic Party, President Obama wants to help young, undocumented children from mixed families receive an education and gain citizenship. However, Republicans on the other hand, are focused on the needs of national security, rather than the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Republicans believe that undocumented immigrants negatively affect the economy and cause crime in America. Republicans also feel the need to devote resources towards border enforcement in order to ensure that incoming immigrants are unable to illegally enter the United States. Furthermore, an outspoken Republican by the name of Donald Trump has shared his opinions on immigration multiple times, stating that if he becomes elected, he plans to build a wall around the Mexican border and deport 11 million undocumented immigrants within the U.S, who he believes pose a considerable threat to national security. Despite past efforts, political differences between both parties have crushed all hopes of a comprehensive immigration reform policy being met. Until both parties decide to cooperate and work together in order to create a successful immigration policy, the legal rights of millions of immigrants living in the United States will be at

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