SOC 004 - #1 - Kevy Chea SOC 004 Erica M Lo 18 October 2016...

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Kevy Chea SOC 004 / Erica M. Lo 18 October 2016 The 2013 Senate Immigration Bill There are two waves of immigration that creates a divide between the people of the United States. The first waves of immigrants that came after the “discovery” of the “new land” following the 1600’s, known as the European Immigrants, are the deciding factors of today for the post-1965 immigrants. With the establishment of a democratic government, politicians are now trying to pass laws in order to control the limits of which post-65 immigrants will be in. There were many policy reforms that were established over the history of the U.S., but there is one in particular that stands on its own and will change many possible immigration policies in the future. The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744) in 2013 was passed by the Senate and later died under the House of Representatives. This paper will discuss the reforms that were addressed within the bill and the effects it will have on immigrants if it were ever to be passed. There are five key reforms within S. 744 would make immigration into the United States more difficult. First title in the bill is establishing stricter border security. Summarized by the New York Times , in their article “Progress on an Immigration Overhaul in 5 areas”, Border Security will provide border security an extra $40 billion dollar budget by adding new Border Patrol Agents along the entire southern border of the United States. This will further create criterias for undocumented immigrants to meet in
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order to further their immigration process. Furthermore under the “Border Patrol” reform in S. 744, it establishes an “exit system” in which confirms that people who are visiting the United States actually leaves the country. “Legalization”, which would make
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