Obama Should Fix Immigration
People call President Barack Obama’s win as a victory for fairness for all Americans. It is a victory for Latinos. 71 percent of them voted for the incumbent president. Latino voters believe that President Obama will fight for them during his second term.
One policy that Latinos praise is President Obama’s order to provide relief from deportation for young immigrants. His DREAM Act touched the Latinos and made them support the presidential Democratic candidate.
President Barack Obama listed fixing the immigration system as one of the challenges that he wants to address in his second term. In order to validate the trust given to him by the Latino voters, the president must make a comprehensive immigration reform a top priority of his administration.
The immigration issue is the nation’s most vital civil rights struggle at present. This is why a comprehensive immigration reform is needed. The policy must be straightforward. The legal immigration channels must be wide and efficient that people would opt for it rather than work around it.
The system must be orderly where families can stick together, people have rights, employers don’t cheat, and rules are enforced. It must address the problem and face the reality that more than 10 million people in the nation are undocumented. Most of them have been in the United States for more than 10 years, with some more than 25.
Most of them contribute to the economy and the nation. They are not going anywhere. President Obama should let them stay in the system; let them pay more taxes; and live with their families without any fear.
President Obama should work with some Republicans, such as Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Jeff Flake. The Republican Party must realize that it was a bad idea to offend the nation’s fastest growing population. There are reasonable Republicans willing to find a solution to the immigration problem.