True Immigration Reform

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‘’Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’’ These specific words are carved into the bottom of our country’s mother, the Statue of Liberty. A country built on such great words, only to forget about them later in its years. The immigration reform policy that President Barack Obama and the current administration have created is something that will give us the hope our founding fathers had so many years ago. The reform is an ethical and moral necessity that will help stabilize our nation’s southern borders, reduce the tension between specific ethnic groups, help those undocumented …show more content…

The reform policy is allowing undocumented aliens, who are here illegally in United States to continue to live here in this country without any penalty. If we are able to keep that rather large percentage lower than what it has been in the past 5 years, then the United States will be able to focus on the real problems of the border, such as illegal drug and sex trafficking, kidnapping, etc. ‘’The last time our government measured border security, only 13 percent of our borders are under “operational control.”(TRUE Immigration Reform: A Policy that Serves the Interests of the American People) The undocumented aliens living in the U.S. will keep hiding and won’t get legal papers if they think they will be sent back across the border them if they come out of hiding. The new reform policy …show more content…

We are supposed to help those in need. Instead we shun those in need and throw our success in their face by telling them they can’t stay here. How selfish of us?! We are ripping families apart from the root constantly. Amanda Peterson Beadle wrote an article, Top 10 Reasons Why The U.S. Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform, listing reason what this policy reform could do for us. ‘’More than 5,100 children whose parents are undocumented immigrants are in the U.S. foster care system, according to a 2011 report, because their parents have either been detained by immigration officials or deported and unable to reunite with their children.’’(Beadle). These are people who come here to give their families a better chance, but instead they are walking into a trap. Who are we to rip families apart? Who are we to cancel out dreams and hopes? We have yet to point out the positives of helping out these people. ‘’If the state of Texas were to just legalize 1.6 million, that is roughly 193,000 jobs created. This policy could definitely increase the tax revenue and lower the tax rates of the middle class. ‘’(Beadle) If we help those who need it, we could honestly help ourselves out in a MAJOR way. Sometime we are just so quick to point out why we shouldn’t help instead of why we should

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