The Liberal Side Of The Immigration Debate

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The liberal side of the immigration debate supports legal immigration, increasing the number of legal immigrants permitted to enter the U.S. each year, and blanket amnesty for current illegal immigrants. Liberals believe that regardless of how they came to the U.S., illegal immigrants deserve things like U.S. government financial aid for college tuition and visas for spouse/children to come to the U.S. They believe that families shouldn’t be separated and that many illegal immigrants do the jobs that the average American does not want to do (Primeaux). The liberals are also strongly against laws such as Arizona’s SB 1070 and believe that such laws only encourage racial profiling and are unconstitutional.
Democrats (who are generally more liberal) believe that a comprehensive immigration reform is essential to fixing our broken immigration system. If a proper reform is put in place, it will help to continue the tradition of innovation that immigrants have brought to the American economy, and held to ensure a level playing field for American workers. President Obama has recently stepped in to try and create a solution. In November 2014, President Obama announced executive action offering deportation relief for up to five million undocumented immigrants who are contributing to their communities. The Presidential order also focuses on cracking down on illegal immigration at the border and ensuring that immigrants who live here pay taxes ("Democrats.org.").
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