US government to continue US immigration and visa reform
United States, 1st October: The US government has reiterated its commitment to continue its efforts towards US immigration reform.
This was confirmed by an official of the While House office in Washington. Melody Barnes, a White House Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, stated that a Democratic senator hailing from New Jersey, Bob Menendez has plans to initiate a detailed immigration reform shortly.
The issue of reforming US immigration system cannot be avoided or ignored even though its not political savvy, stated Barnes.
In terms of next general elections, avoiding such issues might be considered good; however, for the betterment of the country, it is not good at all. Ignoring such issues is going to be a hurdle for the long-term development of the nation, Barnes added. Hence, the president has urged the White House and his team to work towards passing of an immigration reform, she added.
The US has nearly 12 million illegal immigrants living in the nation and there is an urgent need for an immediate reform of the immigration system.
American President Barack Obama’s vision of allowing US citizenship to undocumented or illegal workers in the US has attracted criticism and accolades alike from far and wide. While the Democrats favor Obama’s vision, opponents feel such a move will cause an increase in illegal immigration in the country.
Some of the reforms outlined by Obama administration include improving US border security, introducing stricter fines on companies employing illegal immigrants and making several improvisations in the technology for verifying legal status of immigrants, stated Barnes.
US immigration reforms are good, stated Barnes since they will ensure full payment of taxes by undocumented immigrants in the US and the revenue thus earned will help to meet some of the fiscal problems faced by the US.
Moreover, a detailed US immigration reform program will also remove the difficulties faced by several potential immigrants wanting to move to the US through legal means. And US immigration reform will invite more high skilled immigrants to move, live and work in the US.
Presently, international students on US student visas in America find it difficult to stay in the US after completion of their studies.
Moreover, red tape and bureaucracy are rampant in the US. So, a reform package in the US immigration system will ensure to remove all such obstacles.