- Posted June 26, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Immigration: How does it affect you?
Better immigration laws needed
The Supreme Court ruling was mostly favorable and time will tell if the last remaining provision to survive will be use responsibly or abused by law enforcement.
I have several friends, who are post-graduate masters level, with many years work experience, who struggle to find any legal avenue for immigration. Years ago, they would easily have been granted an EB-2 or EB-3 visa and made contributions to society. Today with draconian labor certification requirements, it is almost impossible to legally immigrate to the United States, for which a mere 15% of all legal immigration are able to succeed through this narrow pathway. The blame for the bad economy has been redirected from previously bad public policy to now scapegoating immigrants for all of society's woes. While I might not always enjoy, like or feel comfortable around people of difficult cultures or languages, I respect that the USA is a melting pot of all cultures, and my own personal taste or distaste should not make public policy or define fairness for everyone.
We need a Comprehensive Immgration Reform that address both reasonable deportation procedures, border security alongside reasonable accommodations for situtions such as encompassing the DREAM act and Uniting American Families Act. The floodgates should not be opened for reckless immigration, but currently the opposite is the case with an immigration system which is hellbent on keeping people out, while the majority of Americans, oblivious to this, vow to make the LEGAL immigration more difficult, blind to the fact that illegal immigration is the natural byproduct of unreasonable public policy and broken immigration system. It serves no purpose to vilify a group of people called 'immigrants', who have fought every war alongside citizens and help make this country great. People should be valued with the right policy that better discerns their value to society.