In the present day, the United States is an open country for migrant workers who seek temporary employment or students who wish to study at American colleges and universities. Nevertheless, permanent residence and citizenship are still barely attainable for most immigrants. The reason why I chose to talk about immigration reform is that it relates to my life and what I have seen and heard about immigrants. I immigrated to the United States, and it is really sad to know that many immigrants who are here have not seen their families in a long time; some people go more than fifteen years without seeing their family members. I understand how they must feel because I have not seen my …show more content…
America always has been good for immigrants, and immigrants have been good for America. Over the past several decades immigration policy has become increasingly confusing and unfocused. Today, immigration policy is mostly debated at the extremes between those who want no immigrants and those who want no borders, implying that immigration is an all-or-nothing proposition. At the current time, the United States is dealing with the controversial question of how to treat 12 million illegal immigrants in the country. The reality is that most people are just desperate to see a solution. Barack Obama supports immigration reform that strengthens border security while creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. He has been a proponent of guest worker programs that offer available jobs to American workers. President Barack Obama promised to continue to press the House to move on immigration reform and asked others to join in. I intend to prove that immigration reform is very important and that lawmakers should choose to adopt smart, thoughtful laws that look toward the future needs of this country, not give in …show more content…
Opponents may attempt a filibuster or reintroduce amendments that were withdrawn in committee because those provisions lacked enough votes but could garner the necessary support. Of course, there is no telling what may happen in the House of Representatives. Still, I think there is reason for hope. I believe that the bill is a step closer to reality, not failure. Immigration will always be an important issue in the United States, not because the issue is a perennial problem but because it is inextricably connected to the fundamental principles upon which this nation is founded. Because of that connection, it is imperative that policymakers take the time to think through and implement immigration policies that are consistent with these principles, the necessities of national security, and the great traditions and compassionate practices of America 's ongoing experiment in ordered liberty.
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