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ConclusionImmigration to the United States has always been a complex issue. As a country, the United States takes pride in its diversity but ironically has a history of xenophobia and discrimi-nation. Between President Obama’s executive order, which would offer work permits and a threeyear reprieve from deportation to more than four million immigrants if they are parents of an American citizen and have no criminal record, to the United States Congress’s immediate opposi-tion to it, issues concerning immigration reform are at the forefront of current domestic policy. Though immigration is not an issue solely pertaining to Hispanics, the majority of current immi-gration issues concern people from Mexico and other Central American countries.cviMany immi-grants targeted by current American policies chose to live in the United States as a means of es-caping dangerous or limiting conditions in their country of origin. After a thorough analysis of political, ethical, and economic concerns, our policy recommendations aim to offer more options 45
for people seeking a better life in America, because immigrants are valuable assets to our nation and deserve the chance to become American citizens.Proposed policies in the United States must survive a bureaucratic system, but there are many questionable immigration laws that seem as though they have not properly undergone the appropriate checkpoints along the process to approval. Racial biases are completely inappropri-ate in any context and unfortunately they still plague many aspects of the United States. Some racist policies, such as the Immigration Act of 1924, have long since been abolished, but that does not suggest the abolishment of racism from policymakers in the United States government.Deciding who is allowed to remain in the country is an extremely important political is-sue. When students come to the United States for college, they are given education visas and yet are not guaranteed citizenship after they graduate. Not retaining educated individuals with valu-able skill sets has allowed the United States to effectively deny itself the opportunity to advance beyond foreign competitors. Our policy argues that people who have successfully earned a de-gree should have the right to stay because their newly acquired expertise can benefit our nation. In addition, we also encourage that young students work towards their full potential in a free pri-mary and secondary education system.Immigration and Naturalization Services have made it their motive to scope out fraudu-lent marriages in the United States carried out for the sake of permanent residence. However, there is no alternative to the INS’s destruction of marital privacy to these immigrant couples other than to completely eradicate their right to interfere in these marriages. Our policy attempts to prevent the INS from violating the Fourth Amendment by having the INS hold an intervention executed by the INS to immigrants, warning of the ramifications of committing such acts. Mar-riage is a private establishment that everyone should be permitted to enjoy; it should not be a 46
privilege that excludes any group. That said, the INS should not be allowed to conduct invasive