Friday, October 4, 2013
New Immigration Bill Put Forward
Week #5, Article #2
The Associated Press. (2013 October 2) New Immigration Bill Put Forward. The New York Times.
1. Category of problem: Immigration
2. Level of problem: National
3. The article concerns: A bill that will "provide a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants living here illegally and tightens border security."
4. Why is this important to families/individuals OR how does it affect individuals/families?
a. Many families and individuals will benefit from the passing of this bill. Not only will illegal immigrants benefit from this, but their families will as well. This bill will make it so that families and individuals can now live legally in the United States. On the other hand, many people that are against immigration will be affected as well.
5. What are your views on the issue/policy?
a. I am on the fence on this one. Allowing these illegal immigrants to become US citizens is one thing, however many are angry at the idea of offering citizenship to the United States to those that broke our counties immigration laws. Obviously there are rules and procedure that will be followed. I feel that if this is regulated correctly then it could be an improvement in the direction that we are going. First off, tightening border security is a step in the right direction. I am not opposed to letting immigrants enter the United States; however there should be a procedure for doing so. I feel that if the proper regulations are followed, then a good system could progress. Also we need to start off by making all of the current illegal immigrants, legal. This will lower the amount of illegal immigrants out there, and allow for them to become citizens of the United States. We then need to set proper procedures for immigrants to come into the United States and to reside here. If all of the proper procedures are followed then a system could be formed to regulate the illegal immigration issue that the United States faces today.