Immigration Reform 2015: Obama executive order, DACA, DAPA under fire from Republican
President Barack OBama administration has said very clearly that it is going to fight for the integration of undocumented immigrants in the US society and will do its best to provide them citizenship as promised by the President and Democrats. Innumerable studies have shown that their integration is going to be of immense help for the long-term economic development of the US.
Republicans have been claiming that the integration of 12 million undocumented immigrants is going to have an adverse impact on the US economy and that the immigrants will eat away the employment opportunities of the US citizens. This is nothing but lies and sheer lies and GOP seems to have perfected as far as speaking lies is concerned. According to analysis by the Presidentâ€™s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the Presidentâ€™s executive actions on immigration would boost economic output by an estimated 0.4 to 0.9 percent over ten years, corresponding to increases in GDP of $90 billion to $210 billion in 2024.
A study conducted by the White House on the positive impact of immigration reform on the US economy says, â€œThe Presidentâ€™s actions will grow the economy by increasing the productivity of all American workers. These actions will increase the productivity of American workers, in part by allowing undocumented workers to come out of the shadows and find jobs that better match their skills and potential. This shift of workers across occupations will also allow more native workers to specialize in the tasks best suited to their abilitiesâ€¦The Presidentâ€™s actions will increase the size of the American workforce. CEA estimates that the economy will also grow thanks to an expansion of the American labor force by nearly 150,000 people over 10 years as a result of the Presidentâ€™s executive actionsâ€.
In the meantime U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said, â€œI believe we will prevailâ€. While talking about it Johnson said the Obama administration â€œwill continue to fightâ€ and defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) programs. He said that till now 670,000 undocumented immigrants have successfully applied for DACA, under its 2012 guidelines, which included passing a background check.
â€œI believe we will prevail, as deferred action is a tool that has been in use by Republican and Democratic administrations for decadesâ€¦To those in Congress who say we do not have the authority to issue deferred action without a change in law, I say change the law; donâ€™t just be a naysayerâ€ he went on to add.
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