San Francisco (Obama.net)- Immigration has been one of the most prominent hot button issues in the United States of America in all of its existence, but much more in recent history. With the population of the United States soaring and the number of jobs available to American’s dwindling down with each passing year, more people are taking notice of illegal immigration. This information is not lost upon President Barack Obama and his Administration.
As Obama and his Administration are looking to revolutionize the illegal immigration laws in the United States of America in a positive way, there has been a significant increase of deportation of illegal immigrants from the United States.
In addition to cracking down on the men and women who entered the United States illegally, Obama is also taking action against all of the companies and businesses that use the services of illegal immigrants knowing that they are undocumented people.
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has reported that in the 2010 financial year an approximate four hundred thousand illegal immigrants are going to be deported. The Bush Administration deported ten percent less illegal immigrants on average, including a staggering 25 percent less in 2007 alone. According to officials, the 400,000 men and women who are to be deported are the most that the current court system that takes care of illegal immigration can deal with per year.
President Obama is working hard “to make our national laws actually work,” as he said at American University in a speech earlier in July. The policies implicated by Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer have been deemed as highly invasive and inappropriate by the public as well as Obama and his Administration. Obama’s new plans will deport the known illegal immigrants while also giving the rest a chance to apply for citizenship legally after paying a fine and registering with the government, as well as beginning to pay taxes. Overall, Obama’s plan will take care of all of the problems associated with the projected eleven million illegal immigrants in the United States.
Obama’s plan is also expected to gain support from Republicans who have been adamantly in favor of combating illegal immigration into the United States. However, Republicans are not pleased that President Barack Obama has not deployed troops to the Mexican border in order to keep any potential illegal immigrants from entering through Mexico.
Obama’s new policies do focus on cracking down on criminals and those who cross the border illegally multiple times in order to further protect the United States.
Unlike the Bush Administration, Obama has taken a more respectful way of handling illegal immigrants. In his last year in office, Bush captured 5,100 immigrants at their place of work, while Obama only caught 765, but instead audited their employers. A total of 2,875 companies were audited for a total of 6.4 million dollars in fines. In addition, Obama is creating a projected 423 more jails and prisons to hold illegal immigrants by the year 2013. Those will most likely house the 240,000 undocumented residents who have are convicted criminals of which most are still in the United States.
With the hard work of President Barack Obama and his administration, the goal will be to change the focus of handling illegal immigration from putting up fences and sending innocent men and women away, to assembling a new system where illegal immigrants will pay fines, taxes, register with the state, and go through the citizenship process, while also cracking down on the illegal immigrants who are convicted felons. As the statistics of the 2010 fiscal year say, the new policies of President Obama have already had a positive impact and will only bring more positive results for the United States of America.