The United States of America has long been a safe haven for millions of illegal migrants. People settled in America, made families, built homes, and started new lives amidst the fear of being deported back to their home country. Some escaped the whip of the immigration authorities, others caught and questioned had to leave the country, their families, US born children, their business, and all that they called their’s and go back to their country of origin.
But with Obama administration, came a ray of hope : a hope that the immigration system will soon be changed. The border and interior enforcement will increase and tens of thousands of illegal migrants will get their share of permanent status in the US i.e. the green card leading to Citizenship.
Thus, a bill was introduced and passed by the US Senate in June 2013. Since then it is pending for approval from its counterparts. The Obama administration had on two occasions postponed its enforcement. This time saying that “need more time to explain the case to the American people”, and therefore “there will be no executive action on immigration until after November’s elections.”
The political debate has started. The immigration authorities have their say, the administration narrates a different story, the US people are confused, and the migrants waiting for an action on the bill are frustrated.
Some components of the bill – the Dream Act, High Skilled Visa, and E-Verify could be passed, but if everything in the bill becomes a law is something only the time will tell.
Source – vox.com