It's hard to be a child as your parents attempt to immigrate to the United States. Just how hard has recently been exposed, though, even for children who wind up in the custody of the U.S. government. Reports claim that they are being held in very poor conditions in many cases.
Many noncitizen New Orleans area residents face challenges while trying to gain the right to become a permanent resident of the country. Some of them are aware that they need to apply for a green card. In order for them to qualify for a green card or permanent residence, they must supply information and documentation to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency and wait for a decision.
Immigration advocates are warning millions of undocumented immigrants to prepare to be deported following President Donald Trump's announcement that federal law enforcement authorities will begin deportation proceedings.
If you want to see the impact that immigration has on the United States, you can consider it from many different angles. Immigrants create jobs. They boost the economy. They contribute to society in terms of art, culture and religion. They really make the United States what it is today.
Those who oppose immigration often trot out the old line about how people coming into the U.S. from other countries are going to take away the jobs that the Americans who were born within the borders wanted to get. They say that this is only going to lead to unemployment, homelessness, welfare needs and many other such issues.