Essay on The Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals

1417 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an order established by President Obama in response to the immigrations system. Initially, we must identify the proposed theories regarding the issues with the immigration system. There are a great number of individuals waiting years to be reunited with their families because of the long backlogs associated with visas. Additionally, there are an insufficient number of government infrastructures to accommodate the growing number of immigrants wanting to become American citizens. Currently there are four main ways to qualify an individual for permanent legal status in the United States; family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, humanitarian-based immigration and other (extremely limited to a small portion of people). Direct results of this structure are the 42.1 million illegal immigrants residing in the U.S. 13.3 percent of the United States population is comprised of immigrants, the highest-ranking number in one hundred five years. 12.1 million are immigrants from Mexico and 449,000 from other Latin American countries. The Department of Homeland Security and other researchers have reported 8 of 10 illegal immigrants are from Mexico or other Latin American countries. Due to the complex nature of naturalization into the U.S. there has been a direct increase in illegals over time that are continuing to live in fear of deportation for themselves and family. People feel as if the immigrants who came to the United…

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