Immigration Policies Affected The United States

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“What makes someone American isn’t just blood or birth but allegiance to our founding principles and faith in the idea that anyone- from anywhere- can write the next chapter of our story” ( President Obama). In the United States of America, immigration has been a huge issue due to the fact that some Americans do not want Mexicans living in the United States illegally. Undocumented Mexicans come to the United States for a better life for their children as well as a better life for themselves. They come here only because they want to provide their own families with better opportunities; something the may have not been able to have. What many Americans do not understand is that immigration policies affect families and communities and have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. Immigration policies have affected many Mexican families that live in the U.S. Ever since these policies have been made many undocumented Mexicans have been deported back to their homeland, and immigration officials do not seem to care the circumstances the individual and their family will have to face. There are about 12 million immigrants living in this country, meaning that it does not only affect a various of the population but also, “ Deportations have a large effect on families, forcing children into foster care as their parents are shipped out of the country and leaving single mothers struggling to make ends meet” (Dreby, Joanna). Deportations are ripping families apart, and leaving children in foster care. As Applied Research Council has investigated, “many U.S. citizen children of undocumented deportees may end up in the foster care system, often for no other reason than the undocumented status of a parent.” Families should not be separated simply ... ... middle of paper ... ...reform should simply provide undocumented Mexicans the right to come to the United States of America. Right now, Donald Trump, who is running to be the president for the U.S., believes that a wall should be built across the Southern border, and send children and their families back to their homeland. Donald Trump has clearly not thought about how this can have a significant impact on our country economically, and how it can affect families and communities. Everyone should be treated equally and not be differentiated because of their status. Undocumented Mexicans want a better life for them and their families; why can’t they just receive the U.S. citizenship opportunity? “This is not just a debate about policy, it’s about people, it’s about men and women and young people who want nothing more than the chance to earn their way into the American Story” (President Obama).
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