Solving Our Immigration Problem
The major problem our country is facing with illegal immigrants today is because of the exploitation of these immigrants. We believe the solution to this problem is two-fold. First, we should allow more immigrants in this country to cut down on the number of illegal ones. Second, all immigrants should be educated about their rights at the expense of the government. Below, you will find an in-depth look at our suggested reforms.
Reforms for immigration limitations:
-New immigrants can't equal more than 1% of the US population in a given year (the population being from the last recorded census). That 1% will be further divided up to allow only a certain number of immigrants each month.
-Each country of origin for immigrants will be allowed a certain percentage of that 1%. No country could receive more than 10% of the total amount and no country can receive less than .1% of it. The left over percentage will be divided up between all countries as follows:
Countries will be divided into 4 groups, the first group would be countries which are in the bottom quarter of the world in population and the fourth would be countries which consist of the top quarter of the world's population. So of the remaining amount of immigrants allowed will be equal to Y.
This amount will be recalculated every census just like the original 1% of the total US population.
-Priority for immigration will be put on reuniting split up families, those taking refuge in our country, and educated and skilled workers.
Requirements for immigrants will be:
-Must read and write one language
-Must pay for and pass a criminal background check (any person committing what the United States would consider a felony will not be allowed in).
Once an immigrant is allowed in to the country they will then enter temporary citizenship.
Requirements for entry into Temporary Citizenship:
-Ability to read or write in one language
-A criminal background check must be preformed by the United States at the expense of the immigrant
Requirements during Temporary Citizenship (1st 5 years in the US):
-Learn to read and write English (at the government's expense)
-Learn about their rights and the government in the United States (at the government's expense)
-Cannot commit a felony (otherwise they will be deported)
Rights during Temporary Citizenship (1st 5 years):
-All the protections of being an American citizen
-Must pay for healthcare (minimal fees)
-No right to vote
Requirements after 1st 5 years of Temporary Citizenship:
-Must pass an English reading and writing test
-Must pass a United States government and personal rights test (If requirements not met they will be deported)
After passing the tests they receive these rights:
-Right to vote
Special terms of probation for 2nd 5 years:
-Must remain within the United States for 11 months out of the year
-Cannot commit a felony
(If terms of probation are not adhered to they can be deported)
After the 2nd 5 years (10 years total) the citizen can no longer be deported and receives full citizenship.
Submitted by a different organization called Reform America | E-mail Comments on this column. | Visit their website at www.reformamerica.net
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