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While waiting for immigration reform


2011 2011

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Currently, it is estimated that there are approximately eleven million undocumented immigrants from around the world living in the United States, the vast majority of them of Hispanic descent. In the last two years, this entire population has faced new multiple challenges that have been making it more difficult to live in this country because of their legal status. Since the federal government has failed to produce comprehensive immigration reform, undocumented immigrants have to deal with tremendous pressure from lawmakers at the state levels, most of which are enacting legislation aimed at this group of people by criminalizing the very act of living in certain states across the country.

Despite the barriers that federal immigration reform is facing in the current political climate in this country, it is not an impossibility, but while we lawmakers decide, many immigrants suffer lasting consequences. Psychologically, the new state laws and the discussion itself which is political in nature are taking a huge toll on illegal families.

This paper examines the emotionally charge subject of immigration in the United States. A federal comprehensive immigration reform bill could take many years before it is passed. According to some academics and immigration experts around the country, it may take up to ten years before the U.S. Congress overhauls our current immigration system. At the same time, this paper researches a viable option, a practical temporary solution so solving a problem, short-term. It address what can be done right now to improve a very precarious situation affecting the undocumented immigrants, while at the same time, allowing the government to benefit and profit from this community that lives in fear of persecution and deportation.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Journalism
Classification
0391: Journalism
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Immigration; Tps
Title
While waiting for immigration reform
Author
Duran, Salvador
Number of pages
40
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0208
Source
MAI 50/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124949925
Advisor
Suro, Roberto
Committee member
Celis, William; Pastor, Manuel; Suro, Roberto
University/institution
University of Southern California
Department
Journalism (Specialized Journalism)
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1500856
ProQuest document ID
901466877
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/901466877
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