Immigration Reform in Eight Infographics

Immigration Reform in Eight Infographics

What is this Immigration Policy Reform?

President Obama is backing a proposal by the ´Gang of Eight´ to reform Immigration Policy in a major way for the first time since 1986.  Here´s an Infographic showing the key points of reform.

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Published: SEATTLE GLOBALIST 2013

 

 

Who is this Gang of Eight?

The Gang of Eight refers to the bi-partisan group of eight Senators who wrote the 2013 version of the comprehensive immigration reform bill. Here they are.

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Published: ACCURACY IN MEDIA 2013

 

Why reform now?

This nuts and bolts of this idea have been around since 2001, a similar bill of reform was supported by George W. Bush in 2006 but it was never passed. it´s the Gang of Eight who have brought it back to the forefront of politics.The reasons to reform as soon as possible are laid out in the infographic below.

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Published: AMERICAN IMMIGRATION COUNCIL 2013

 

What effect will this have on our Economy?

It will have a number of positive effects, look at this information.

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Published: RESURRECTION PROJECT 2013

 

 

Is everyone happy about the reforms?

Not quite, as with all reform, there are some issues and some groups that are opposed. In the interests of presenting both arguments we include this infographic showing suggested problems.

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Published: THE HERITAGE NETWORK 2013

 

What´s the Dream Act?

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act  was first introduced in 2001 by Senators Dick Durbin and Orin Hatch. It aims to incentivize educational achievement and encourage undocumented youth to pursue legal residency in the United States. Legislation would present undocumented young immigrants the opportunity for legal U.S. residency via higher education or military participation. Here is what DREAM represents.

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Published: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA 2013

Sounds expensive?

In fact it´s the opposite. See the Economic Effects graphic here.

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Published: CENTRE FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS 2013

So overall Immigration Policy Reform is a good thing?

You have the facts. You decide.

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Photo: AP 2014. Published: Daily Mail 2014

 

 

 


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