Immigration Reform Of The United States

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Immigration Reform Has Been a hot topic lately, President Barack Obama has recently used his power of executive order to give protection to some 5 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The program protects about 5 million immigrants from deportation, and allows them to stay and work here legally. There has been a lot of opposition; republicans believe that the president’s action is unconstitutional, and that the president is usurping power from Congress. What the President is trying to do is push congress into taking action, to pass a bill on immigration reform. In whitehouse.gov, they have a section that outlines the president’s plan for immigration reform. They have for points that they want to attain. Immigration reform usually accomplishes most or some of these objectives. One is to reinforce and strengthen border security. Second is to provide a legal way for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship. Another objective is to crack down on the hiring of undocumented immigrants. Last objective is to make legal immigration simple and efficient. Within these objectives is amnesty. Amnesty is a hotly debated topic in immigration reform. Those who oppose amnesty argue that amnesty rewards lawbreakers, encourages more illegal immigration, and doesn’t help the economy; they think that it does the opposite of that. Those who argue for amnesty argue that it would be beneficial to the economy because of the increase tax revenues they will receive from the
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