Pros And Cons Of Filipino Immigration Reform

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Profile of a Filipino Immigrant: Immigration Reform The United States is the country of hopes and dreams, attracting immigrants from all over the world. In the last couple of years, Immigration has been a topic of controversy. Topics of immigration reform have taken over the news channels, tabloids and politicians battling over the pros or the cons. According to Wikipedia, immigration reform is the changes in immigration policy of a certain country. The discussion of immigration reform has instilled fear and worry to many immigrant families and communities. I will discuss five major points in proposals for reform in the U.S immigration system and I will focus specifically on the experience of the Filipino immigrant communities in the United…show more content…
Immigrant’s one thing, full citizenship, or a legal status that will allow them to work, but it has been a long road and the wait continues. Based on the experience of Filipino immigrants, some of these key points on the immigration reform make no sense. For starters it creates an even more complex pathway to citizenship for all immigrants and expensive fees that many immigrants can’t afford to pay. As mentioned, in the immigration reform, one key point is improving the current system by developing a new form of identification for all immigrants but billions of tax dollars will be used where instead can be used in more beneficial ways. According to NAFCON, for many Filipinos in the United States in particular, “For the family of immigrants it ends petitions for married children over 30 and siblings 18 months after the new law begins.” In recent news, the Filipino community fears that the immigration reform will leave some important factors out; families of Filipino veterans are concerned that this reform will leave out the veterans who fought in WW II. Another concerning factor of the bill that will affect the Filipino community are the possible eliminations of family-based visas for family members of US…show more content…
Then applying stronger anti-discrimination policies that protect employers, and thus this system will also prevent exploitations from employers. Immigrants are a large part of this country, they pay taxes and contribute to the economy yet, they are shunned and society keeps them isolated. We need an initiative that will also integrate immigrants into their communities. The legalization of immigrants will allow border patrol to focus on the real criminals, terrorists, smugglers and thus a decline in deaths and criminal activity. Immigrants make up a large part of the United States, they contribute to the economy but yet, are denied of the benefits, being threatened on a daily, and are looked down on. There has been a lack of progress on the political spectrum full of false promises. In order to be the United States, a country full of promise and hope, we need to be a united nation, literally, and an immigration reform can provide
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