Immigration Reform POSC 225
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Chapter 5 Immigration Reform Immigration Reform President bush tried to pass President Obama has not actively gotten involved in immigration reform yet Immigration is a big problem and an issue but congress has not been on the radar Public Opinion Polls usually not as unanimous as this Public is demanding immigration reform Federal government has sole authority over information and went localities try to pass they have been brought to court their constituents want something done and federal government is not doing anything 89 of Americans think that illegal immigration is a problem 82 thinks that not enough is being done to deter illegal immigrants from entering the US 58 of Americans want to see legal immigration decreased 62 of Americans oppose making it easier for illegal immigrants to gain legal status Why is immigration reform so complicated Two extremes the far right xenophobia and the far left liberals Ideology the ideological divide the political parties are divided in themselves The solid liberals want different things than the faith and family left Big divide between business conservatives steadfast conservatives and libertarians Complicated system of Congress Immigration Reform Key Components Guest Worker Program Seasonally temporary visas to come in to do a speci c job do not want too large because we might displace native workers Cannot agree on how many we need or if they should come with future citizenship or remain temporary Family Reuni cation Visas Illegal Immigration 1986 Reagan administration Immigration Reform and Control Act allowed already illegals a path to citizenship and penalized employers who knowingly hire illegals nes are low and hard to prove Legalization Program Amnesty should you give people a path if they are here illegally Liberals think nes are too harsh and steadfast conservatives think there should be harsher penalties for quotbreaking the lawquot Amnesty an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offenses Process far too dependent on migrants to pick our fruit and vegetable Offer more visas to the immigrants Judiciary subcommittee on citizenship immigration and borders Send bill back to judiciary committee with some revisions
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