February 22, 2016

Immigrants Are Assets For Innovation

Vijay K. Mathur in The Huffington Post

In this presidential election, the debate on immigration has degenerated into implicit labeling of immigrants as security and economic threats to Americans. GOP candidates complain that we should secure the border first, and Democratic candidates would like to reform the broken system.

The partisan attempt for immigration reform died in the Congress.

President Obama, tired of waiting for the “DREAM Act”, issued an executive order in 2014 which, among other provisions, allowed parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents to request deferred action and employment authorization for 3 years, if they have lived in the US continuously since January 1, 2010.

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