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which are out of their jurisdiction. Ultimately, this paper indicates to researchers the need to expand upon research that would highlight the necessity of immigration reform and to demonstrate that only the federal government has the power to create policy and fix the broken immigration system.
Immigration Reform 24V. ConclusionAs discussed in this paper, the lack of a comprehensive reform has negatively affected nearly all sectors of American society. The current flawed policies affect families, communities, and do not comprehensively address the problem of undocumented immigration. To address these issues, Congress must focus on passing immigration reform that opens an opportunity to undocumented immigrants to become legal citizens, reconsider the prioritization of border enforcement, and unites families. The suggestions discussed in this paper offer comprehensive policy solutions that would directly address the problems that need immediate resolution. The government's budgeting and policy priorities that focus on the enforcement of outdated immigration policies have neither ended undocumented immigration nor created an accessible pathway for legal status for the millions of people living without documentation in the United States today. It seems that passing immigration reform is challenging at any political time; nevertheless, the issue needs to be confronted to address the humanitarian and economic issues posed by current immigration policies.
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