Immigration Policy And The Current Illegal Immigration Crisis

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For quite a long time U.S. immigration policy and the current illegal immigration crisis has been one reason for political debates among democrats and republicans, as policymakers address problems related to U.S. labor demand and border security.

Policymakers from both political parties have attempted to find a solution to the illegal immigration crisis and have currently submitted several immigration proposals before the senate. Some of these proposals are: “The McCain-Kennedy Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), The Cornyn-Kyl proposal Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and The Specter proposal, a compromise proposal from Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter”. (Pan1) In spite of all the proposals presented by these policymakers, none of such proposals have been good enough to be approved by the senate. An extensive migration reform has evaded Congress for a long time now, moving decisions in between different branches of the government, and leaving the issue without any resolution. meanwhile, the legal status of an estimated eleven million undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S, lie in a legal limbo.
There are several part of the population that is affected by the immigration crisis. Some might say that because of the high number of illegal immigrant many jobs have been lost or go to those immigrants for a lower salary,

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