The second half shows a different perspective to immigration. Republicans state that our immigration system is too reliant on family ties or luck, when it should focus on business needs. For example, foreign students who can contribute to the economy and temporary work programs for industries like agriculture. This would be a significant change, but it demonstrates an acknowledgment that immigration reform can improve the economy.
There is good news for the DREAMers. Republicans argue that those brought into the U.S. illegally as children shouldn’t be punished for their parent’s mistakes. Those who graduate from college or serve in the military should be allowed to become citizens. The DREAMers’ undocumented parents and relatives don’t fare as well. They recognize that this population contributes to the economy, but they don’t merit a “special path to citizenship.” Instead, they will be granted some legal status and can achieve citizenship through existing laws.
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