The Importance of Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform
Due to the 11.7 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States of America, we have come to the realization that our immigration process is flawed and needs to be rejuvenated for the modern times. Many of the problems that come with issuing a new immigration plan, begin with the house coming to an agreement on how to improve immigrant processing, as well as comparing the pros and cons. Undocumented immigration is a problem we cannot ignore, because it is changing many people’s lives for the better and for the worst. The immigration problem in America starts with a complex and out dated selection process for selecting new immigrants. This select process was designed to handle 690 thousand new immigrants a year; with this applicant approval limit lead to an influx of immigrant trying to enter the United States. Many of the immigrants go through the entire process only to be rejected, or turned down only because of a certain requirement that was not reached. “Many of the applicants that are selected may wait up to 23 years, according to the Monthly Visa Bulletin, that is published by the United State, States Department.”( Lyman,52) In order to fix the immigration problem a faster and simpler system that allows more individuals to be processed a year is needed. Undocumented Immigrants that live in the United States of America are eligible to receive an amnesty with a pathway to citizenship. These new laws may eventually bring down the

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