12 Dec Why Is It so Hard to Come to the Us Legally
Haven`t read the full article? Seriously, you don`t need to have read the whole article and comment on something you`re completely in the dark about. It specifically explains why they can`t come legally, even if they wanted to. To underscore everything we`ve talked about in this article, let`s talk about Jesus Lara Lopez, a father of four from Ohio who was deported and separated from his family last week. Jesus arrived in the United States from Mexico 16 years ago and was discovered undocumented when officers caught him driving without a license. As a Mexican citizen, there was no way—zero—for Jesus to come to the United States legally. He would not have been sponsored by an employer, he had no immediate family members in the United States who could sponsor him, and Mexican nationals are generally not eligible for asylum. There are also quotas per country. For example, only 26,000 people from Mexico can legally enter the United States each year. But there are 1.3 million Mexicans on the waiting list. This means that the Department of State processes requests dating back to 1997. In fact, there are millions of immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades, who have worked hard, paid taxes and bought homes, who have children with American citizenship, who make a valuable contribution to the community – who have been forcibly deported and forcibly separated from their entire lives in America because they could not “become legal.” Many of them have spent years and tens of thousands or more in legal fees trying to find ways to legalize and become citizens.
If there was a way to “reconcile with the law,” they would have done it. There is none. vi Kevin J. Fandl, Immigration Posses: U.S. Immigration Law and Local Enforcement Practices, 34 J. Legis. 18 (2008) (“The United States passed its first immigration law in 1790, which formally transferred the issue of immigration from state to federal control and established a uniform naturalization rule by requiring a two-year stay. This residency requirement was extended to five years in 1795, where it still exists today. It was not until 1798 that a register of foreigners was established and registers of arriving foreigners were kept. It was not until 1862 that a ban was issued against one type of immigrant. Thus, all safe immigrants were allowed to enter the United States and become citizens at the beginning of the Civil War.
It`s never recommended to break the law to get to the United States, but immigrants from all walks of life will tell you that entering the country legally is an expensive and time-consuming ordeal. And the initial process doesn`t bring you citizenship. How on earth has this worked well for spouses of U.S. citizens and their foreign-born children? I am a U.S. citizen who was born and raised, and I asked for my wife to come back in November 2013, and she is still not here! I still have at least 6 months and maybe years of waiting! This article lies! Spouses of U.S. citizens are now a top priority for USCIS and the State Department to help illegal immigrants or prevent “terrorists” from entering are now a higher priority for both government agencies. Here`s a fundamental question we often encounter: Why can`t undocumented immigrants just “stand in line,” “become legal,” “comply with the law”—that is, get the legalization and citizenship that would allow them to become full-fledged Americans and protect them from deportation? U.S. citizens can ask their spouses, parents, children, and siblings to join them in the United States. (Lawful permanent residents can apply for spouses and unmarried children.) But there are lines for each of them. According to the U.S. Immigration Council, unmarried children of U.S.
citizens must wait more than 5 years to come to the United States, while siblings of U.S. citizens must wait more than ten years. The website continues: So why didn`t they just “stand in line” to do it? For the vast majority of unauthorized immigrants, there is no such “line.” Under the current immigration framework, legal immigration to the United States is limited to a few narrow categories of people.xvii Most unauthorized immigrants currently residing in the United States are not allowed to legally enter the country with a “green card” as lawful permanent residence to live and work in the country. Indeed, most do not have the necessary family ties to apply for legal entry. they are not considered asylum seekers due to economic hardship, as this status is only granted to those fleeing persecution; And the majority of unauthorized people lack advanced degrees and work in the highly skilled professions that would allow them to obtain legal permanent residence sponsored by work. I study immigration and if you apply for a visa to come to the United States to work or go to school, you can get it. People just want the quick and easy way and the world doesn`t work that way. If you apply for a visa in your country, you can get status here later. You have no idea what you are talking about.
Kat, I would be very interested to know a) where you get your information, b) where you study and c) what visas you are talking about. Especially since my girlfriend, who had been legally in the US since she was 1 year old, graduated from college and then did her master`s degree, simply had to leave the country because her work visa application (submitted on her behalf through her work) was rejected. I would like to know more about your understanding of the visa process. The Catholic Church believes that immigrants should come to the United States legally, but it also understands that the current immigration legal framework does not adequately bring families together and does not meet our country`s labour needs. Our country must pass immigration reform laws to ensure the rule of law in the United States while ensuring that the laws that govern meet the labor demand of our economy, are rooted in family reunification, and respect the humanity of the immigrants among us. The Church supports immigration reform that would increase the number of visas for low-skilled workers and facilitate family reunification. In the controversial debate over legal and illegal immigration to the United States, politicians, the public, and pundits are returning to a fundamental question: Why don`t they come here legally? Why aren`t the estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants currently in the U.S. aligned with the rest of the immigrants who want to enter legally? If our ancestors did it, why can`t? Obsolete, rigid, and poorly structured immigration law makes it nearly impossible for most undocumented immigrants to determine their status in the United States.
This is true regardless of whether a person entered the country on a legal visa and then fell without status, or entered the country without legal inspection from the United States. Immigration officers. This is because once a person enters the country illegally or exceeds their visa, the law prohibits them from applying for legal immigration status from the United States. Of course, there are important exceptions for victims of crime, persecution, human trafficking and domestic violence. But for most undocumented immigrants, these outdated and rigid immigration laws offer few options and little forgiveness. He forgot to mention the drug problem in Colombia and Mexico, the invasion of Central American countries and Mexico by American multinationals, the Condor plan, NAFTA. American interventionism in the domestic politics of Latin American countries, which only causes poverty and lack of work. Look beyond the borders of the United States, study the history, and see if you can find the cause of people`s emigration to the United States. Es tanta la miseria que a siembra USA que no queda de otra que dejar de comer m***** en la tierra donde se nació e ir a comer m***** in the USA They forgot to mention the drug problem in Colombia and Mexico, the invasion of American multinationals in the countries of Central America and Mexico, the Condor Plan, the TLC. Interventionism U.S.
domestic politics of Latin American countries, which cause only poverty and lack of work. Look beyond the borders of the United States, study history, and you will find the reason why people emigrate to the United States. The misery is such that the United States sows that there is no one else who stops eating s*** in the country where they were born and who will eat s*** in the United States.