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1 Running head: IMMIGRATION REFORM Immigration Reform Jenny Rodriguez DeVry University Nancy Foreman
2 IMMIGRATION REFORM Immigration Reform Immigration has always been a hot topic amongst Americans and Political candidates. The topic of immigration can have a drastic effect on families and friendship, having chosen opposing sides on the topic. There are some people that believe in the deportation and separation of families and the ones that believe the immigration law should change to keep the families together. The only way an immigrant can gain citizenship is to apply for and receive the green card and have it for at least five years. The visa process includes health screens and background checks but that can take years to get approved. Currently, our country is up in arms with the migrant caravan coming from central American countries and our president sending the troops to defend our boarder. This has become a hot topic for a few weeks since they made the way up to the boarder demanding entrance. This question has been rocking my brain lately, should there be immigration reform on the immigrants currently living in the U.S.? I think yes! We as Americans, should focus on the immigrants already here, it’s human rights. America is a nation of immigrants. Some people came to America willingly and some not so willing. I feel there should be an easier way for the immigrants currently living in the U.S to obtain residency. “Immigration reform could, in theory, help both these groups of workers-those with work visas and those without papers. There is certainly momentum for reform coming from the growing Latino electorate, as well as mainstream liberals and pro-business conservatives.” (Michelle Chen, Immigration Reform: Corporate Demands Trump Human Rights). With many immigrants in the agriculture industry doing hot, hard and tiring work, this could be beneficial to the farming community. I previously stated, many people come to America for a better life for themselves and their family. To have Immigrants working in a the agricultural and construction industry, that
3 IMMIGRATION REFORM many people do not want to work would be beneficial for our economy. “The senate plan takes a two-pronged approach to controlling migration: it would simultaneously “legalize” a considerable portion of the current undocumented population and control the “future flow”-new migrants arriving to pursue jobs or reunification with their families-with various work- authorization policies.” (Michelle Chen Immigration Reform: Corporate Demands Trump Human Rights). Having a work visa program that allows more work place and settlement rights and the ability to switch employers, gain residency and eventually citizenship. As well as, Yearly

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