- Posted January 28, 2013 by
sALT lAKE CITY, Utah
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Naturalized citizens: Your thoughts on immigration reform
Why we should have an immigration reform!
Well I can think of many benefits, not only for more than the 11 million people living under the shadows, but also for all the american citizens. Let's do the math and think about the great benefit to the economy from the fees that 11 million people will have to pay to start the process for the legalization. We're talking about billions of dollars, that's not including the fact that most of these people will start purchasing houses, cars, traveling, goods, paying doctors and lawyers among others things, this will create more jobs and a much healthier economy. One of the main requirements I would suggest to become part of this great nation is that people learn the English language and educate themselves on learning about the laws of this country.
I really think that immigration laws need a big change! I filed a petition for my brother who lives in Mexico in 1997, so its been 15 years and that case will still not be resolved for at least another 2 years according to their visa updates. People are running away from insecurity of their countries, hunger, persecution or simply to have a better life, and I know we will be a much better country if we give all these people a chance. I was part of the ammnesty program in 1986, I"ve gone to school to learn the language, got married, had three kids became medical interpreter, trained as cnc machinist. I have accomplished many things in this great nation and I Hope with all my heart that something gets done to change the lives of all those children who are been separated from their parents by laws that are just creating a society of a dark future. "LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL"