Undocumented Immigrants And Illegal Immigrants Essay

1197 Words Aug 1st, 2015 5 Pages
Imagine being separated from your kids and being denied the right to claim your children’s custody. Thousands of undocumented immigrants get separated from their kids and lose their custody due to deportation. Every year, thousands of U.S. born citizens are separated from their parents and put in foster homes or put up for adoption when their parents get deported. The Deferred action for parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents also, known as (DAPA) is a bill that, if passed, would provide a temporary legal status and work authorization to undocumented immigrant parents of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent residents (Uscis). Passing this bill will not only have a significant increase in economy, tax contribution, and a decrease in crime rates it will also keep families together. To qualify for DAPA an undocumented immigrant would have to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to stay in the U.S. (Uscis) which would keep murderers, sexual offenders, thieves, and any kind of criminals from getting a legal status. DAPA does not provide a permanent legal status as feared by most American’s. However, it does provide a path to a permanent legal status, if the government approves an immigration amnesty in the future. The biggest concern for most American citizens is the financial expenses. Most American’s think DAPA is going to be paid with their tax money. The fact is that undocumented immigrants already pay billions in taxes, according to a study,…

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