Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), is a non-profit organization educate public on unintended consequences of mass migration. PFIR protects workers rights in supporting the US Economic policies. PFIR announced a new project and Environment Impact Statement (EIS) on US Immigration Policies.
In recent decades, American environmentalists have debated about whether or not to weigh in on U.S. immigration policy. Many environmentalists have wondered:
- What roles immigration and population growth play in driving the problems environmentalists seek to solve?
- Can these problems be solved without addressing immigration and immigration-driven population growth?
- What are the policy choices with regard to immigration levels, and how can we choose fairly and wisely among them
Currently immigrants entering US legally are approximately 950,000 people per year, and closer to 400,000 people immigrant illegally. Dr. Philip Cafaro, will give a detailed analysis on ecological impacts of different population sizes, water demands, green house gas emission, climate change, impact of bio-diversity, habitat loss, energy demands and national security implications all these factors which impact in the US Immigration policies.
According to Dr. Philip Cafaro, a principal investigator in the study: “The EIS will identify a number of plausible alternative immigration scenarios, regarding how many immigrants to allow into the country annually. The study will also develop demographic projections specifying future U.S. populations, based on these different annual immigration rates.”
Initial “Scoping” Phase of the study will last through October 1. More information can be found by visiting http://www.immigrationeis.org/.
Head of Homeland security is helping the decision by Obama on Immigration Reform Policy, on not deporting young immigrants who are illegal in US and obtaining Work Permit. Janet Napolitano is the third Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and is leading our nation’s collective efforts to secure our country from the threats we face – from terrorism to natural disasters.
“Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a strong and sensible manner,” Janet Napolitano said in prepared remarks submitted to the House Judiciary Committee. “But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case.”
Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, a Republican from border state Texas, has been among the harshest critics of the administration’s immigration enforcement policies. Smith mentioned he is worried about giving work permit for the illegal would harm an already struggling economy. Smith also said, many illegal might claim they entered US while at very young age so checking that factor might just tough.
Napolitano said her officials still deciding what documents is required for illegal immigrants to prove they qualify for this new immigration policy and to obtain Work Permit. These detailed documents will be available by August 1.
On Independence Day ceremony President Barack Obama used for the immigrants servicing in the US military became US Citizens. Obama addressed two dozen of foreign – born military personnel who became US Citizen in return of their service. Obama was wearing red tie in celebrating the July 4th at the White House.
“What a perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday – the world’s oldest democracy – with some of our newest citizens,” Obama told the group of military members and their families, who came from countries including Mexico, Ghana, the Philippines, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Russia.
“You put on the uniform of a country that was not yet fully your own. In a time of war, some of you deployed into harm’s way. You displayed the values that we celebrate every Fourth of July – duty, responsibility, and patriotism,” Obama said.
To be enlisting in military, Immigrants must come to US legally. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused of being politically motivated in giving work permission to illegal immigrants.
New Immigration reform announced by The President of United States of America, stop deporting undocumented immigrants who came to our country illegal when they were very young. This new immigration policy will not allow path to become US Citizen, but it closer to the DREAM Act, which has been introduced separately in different states.
Survey suggests that 66 percent of the US national said it’s a ‘good thing’ about immigration and US economy. But 29 percent of the people not happy with the US immigration policy, rest fall under either do not care or how will it affect me.
In 2009, Gallup found 50 percent in favor of decreasing immigration, just 32 percent for keeping the current level, and only 14 percent for increased immigration.
Immigrant-bashing seems to be going out of favor, something which might be noted by anti-immigrant legislators in the Deep South and such mouths in Congress as Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.
Just 2 percent say immigration is the most important problem facing the U.S., down from 19 percent in 2006.
Seventy-six percent of Democrats think immigration is good for the U.S., 63 percent of Independents and even 62 percent of Republicans.
Helping illegal immigrant will Obama regain the power of Presidential from the election which will happen in November? Yes, say’s political scientist Matt Barreto. A record 21.7 million Hispanics are eligible to vote in 2012. Latino voters have a close relative or friend who is in the country illegally.
When Pope Benedict XVI addressed group of US Bishops and praise them for the ‘long-commitment of the immigration reform’.
Immigration reform is a term used to describe the suggestion involved in increase in legal immigration and decrease illegal ways. It is also can be termed as change in the current immigration policy.
“The Catholic community in the United States continues, with great generosity, to welcome waves of new immigrants, to provide them with pastoral care and charitable assistance, and to support ways of regularizing their situation, especially with regard to the unification of families,” the Pope stated.
“This is clearly a difficult and complex issue from the civil and political, as well as the social and economic, but above all from the human point of view. It is thus of profound concern to the church, since it involves ensuring the just treatment and the defense of the human dignity of immigrants,” Benedict said.
In the year 1986, Immigration Reform and Control Act, this stopped hiring or recruiting illegal immigrants.
In 2009, under Barak Obama’s administration immigration reform plan includes 6 sections:
- to fix border enforcement
- “interior enforcement,” such as preventing visa overstays
- preventing people from working without a work permit
- creating a committee to adapt the number of visas available to changing economic times
- an ‘amnesty’ type of program to legalize undocumented immigrants, and
- programs to help immigrants adjust to life in the United States