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Dr. Pelissero UNIV 102 4/11/2013 Proposal As the Democratic Party, our proposal is a reflection of the proposal President Obama has presented. This four point plan includes: strengthening the border, cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers, streamlining the legal immigration system, and creating a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. It is important to deal with every aspect of this issue and are hopeful both sides can reach a compromise. 1. Strengthening of the Border Many, regardless of their political party, agree with President Obama's proposal to strengthen border security. While Obama wants to give citizenship to immigrants and give them access to our country, he wants to ensure a decreased influx of illegal immigrants coming into the United States by criminal means. This would allow for the fairness of immigrants coming into the country legally and encourage the legal opportunities of getting citizenship and visas. The President's first means of doing so is to strengthen security on the border. To strengthen the border security, Obama has doubled the personnel in the Border Patrol security on the border. The number of agents has increased from 10,000 to 21,000 in the last 7 years. The DHS has also installed almost 700 miles of fencing on the border, with more miles being built.
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Democrats also agree with the President's proposal for further security. He proposes that we also strengthen the infrastructure at the ports of entry at the border, create new criminal penalties, improve partnerships with border communities and law enforcement, develop superior surveillance, enhance investigative resources, and crack down on criminal passport and visa fraud. President Obama proposes that we create new criminal penalties to battle and highly discourage transnational crime such as trafficking of drugs, weapons, and people across the borders. This would reduce the successful amount of these illegal occurrences, which in return would lead to the deprivation of the criminal enterprises. By improving partnerships with border communities and law enforcement, Obama hopes to work with them to have a higher efficiency to cease border illegalities. He believes that community trust and cooperation is key to stop the illegal immigration. Obama also deployed DHS unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance over the border. With developed superior surveillance, we can cover the entire south border, completely from California to Texas, and supply surveillance to personnel on the ground. Obama has proposed a large increase of Federal agents stationed on the Southwest border; they would work together with the Department of Justice to identify, interrupt, and take apart criminal organizations, including ones that take part in the smuggling of illegal immigrants. The extra personnel would also aid collaboration between the US and Mexican government authorities, and they would track and impede cartel violence. Obama's proposal creates harsher criminal penalties for the organizations that partake in supplying passports and documents and traffic
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immigrants. This would combat against smuggling rings and reduce the amount
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