The Refugee Act Analysis

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After Kennedy’s 1965 Act other Acts were passed as well. The Refugee Act was passed on 1980 as a solution to bring immigrants claiming refugee and asylum status legally; for instance, there were several groups that were escaping communist regimes. The law served as a way to separate refugee policy separate from immigration policy. In 1986, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The Act legalized the status of people living in the United States undocumented prior to1982 and agricultural workers, but it also demanded that all employers check the immigration status of their employees. At the time the Act acted as a solution for the then undocumented residents but but it was not a solution for overall problems of the immigration…show more content…
The only thing clear is that a solution for the problem has to be provided. It is understandable that for many, the enforcement of the border and the implementation of stricter securities measures are critical. After all, concerns about the current illegal immigration situation goes further than just people being in the United States without the proper documentation. These concerns are also about the constant increment of drug trafficking across the border and even worse the infiltration of members pertaining to terrorist organizations like Al-Qaida and the Islamic State in order to commit terrorist attack in national soil. Also it is understandable that many believe that the current eleven million of undocumented immigrant are more of a burden for tax payers, since it is believed that most of these immigrant, take advantage of the existing welfare polices, abuse assistance programs, and do not pay taxes on the income they generate. The most agreeable point that detractors make is that the border has to be enforced. However, it is not possible to pretend that the detention and deportation of eleven million of immigrants is in any way a viable option. It is definitively evident that the future solution to the current immigration crisis lies on the creation of a bipartisan proposal that includes not only a solution that takes the eleven million on…show more content…
citizens, but still increase border security. This alternative consist in giving undocumented immigrant that are already living in the United States the opportunity of becoming a U.S. citizen. Immigrants would be given a grace period to complete the requirements for their citizenship without having to be afraid of deportation. Immigrants would have to follow the current procedures, and complete the current process to qualify for the citizenship. To avoid the constant flow of more undocumented immigrants there would be an increment on the measures, and actions to protect the border such as more patrolling as explained
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