Impact of Obama's Immigration Policy

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Economic impact of Obama’s immigration-policy

On June 15, 2012 President Obama declared that he will make a change to the immigration policy, which will let illegal immigrants settle in the United States. The new policy will allow illegal immigrants younger than 30 who came to the United States under the age of 16 to apply for work permit and get a two-year deferral form if they had no criminal record. Also, these illegal immigrants will not be deport back if they are “in a school, lived in US for longer than 5 years.” The bad thing is that many illegal immigrants will lie that they came here as children and the authorities will not be able to find out the truth. However, I believe that Barack Obama will surely get more votes from the Latino group during the next election because of his new policy.

This new policy will have a huge change on US economy because it will effect on almost 2 million immigrants. The bad news about the new policy is that the already scarce jobs will become even scarcer as these low-wages workers steal the jobs. However, some of the educated immigrants could create more jobs opportunities by investing in small business. Moreover, these immigrants will have to pay taxes too, which will help the states and federals funds. As a result, President Obama’s new policy can be both good and bad for the US economy.

This article is very well related to what is taught in our class due to the immigrants’ wants and needs. What the immigrants want are job opportunities and they need to shelter in the US. There is also the scarcity of jobs if these immigrants apply for work permit and start searching for jobs. However, the educated immigrants could be entrepreneurs and create job opportunities for Americans. Therefore, the article is related to what we discuss in class everyday.
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