President Barack Obama is looking forward to making reforms in the current immigration situation in the United States. Obama is looking for support on legislation from both parties to help progress the immigration situation.
Initial plans are scheduled to be unveiled as soon as May. However, the vote on the proposed legislation is not first priority nor is it definitely going to happen in 2009. Obama and his administration still have their energy focused on other issues such as health care, the economy, and progression in energy.
The proposed legislation would make the estimated twelve million illegal immigrants currently in the United States legal citizens. On the flip side, Obama hopes to make any more illegal immigration a non-factor for America. President Obama looks to strengthen the borders, work with the Mexican government, and remove the current incentives for any foreigners to illegally enter the United States.
The issue of immigration is another one of Obama’s initial campaign promises and as with many of the others, he is delivering on his word. Obama has always been supportive of progress in immigration in America. He voted for a 700 mile long fence to be constructed on the border between Mexico and the United States as well as supporting former President Bush’s immigration policies.
Despite the benefits of legalizing the immigrants who already live inside the United States borders, some are still pointing out the adverse effects of passing the legislation.
Legalizing illegal immigrants would produce an economic jolt in America as well as take away the shadow that has long been hovering over the heads of over ten million people living in the United States.
While it is not at the top of the agenda for the Obama administration, the issue of immigration is one that they will take care of as promised.