The Obama administration has made immigration services extra-lenient for families of immigrants. What this means is that those facing hardship will be able to quickly change their status from illegal immigrants to legal American citizens in the blink of an eye.
The government under Obama has made it easy for many people who were stuck as illegal immigrants in the United States to gain a legitimate status. Even if they have families in countries which have been labeled as lands which harbor terrorists, it won’t be a barrier to shifting their family members to America.
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The Republicans are up in arms after this move in Obamanomics. It seems there ought to be a limit to liberalism too. The height of tolerance is dangerous for democracy since it takes the terrorist threat to the United States too lightly.
One of the Republicans aired his grievance by saying that President Obama ought to be protecting US citizens instead of allowing terrorists to raid the country.
The relaxation of immigration rules was meant to boost America’s resilience as a tough society that could take the strain of a variety of immigrants. It was the old melting pot norm. But the fact of the matter is that it does not apply any longer. Rather culture is a source of identity in today’s world.
This happens to be an act by the Obama administration that will allow families of immigrants to join them (even if they are illegally settled in the United States). The only exceptions will be those with a criminal record in the United States. Especially Latino and Hispanic immigrants will get special privileges via this new leniency in the laws that be.
Many human rights groups have lauded the immigration services favor extended to ethnic minorities as a good change. In a way it is a fair and fantastic move when you look at from a certain naïve angle.
But today we are living in less than innocent times. And the criminal element that wants to cause harm to the American land and its people may take unfair advantage of this doing away with unnecessary rules.