Immigrants Children

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.According to former president Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, “Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists,” meaning, that everyone in this world predominately evolved from immigrants descends. It all started many decades ago, hundreds of people attempt to enter United States borders every day with motives of becoming wealthy and successful, or trying to perceive a new way of living. The other categories of immigrants come to work to help provide for their families back “home.” Lastly, there are the groups of people who travel to the U.S with their families in an attempt to escape poverty or danger in their parent country. “Three-quarters of illegal immigrants’ children…show more content…
If the child reaches the age of 21, then the immigration law gives the child/parent relationship the chance in obtaining visas. As a result, they do not face quotas, which immigration law places on many categories of immigrant applications, and they can often be approved relatively quickly. “A 2009 Department of Homeland Security study estimated that at least 108,434 parents of U.S.-born children were deported between 1998 and 2007. According to a study of 190 children whose parents were arrested, detained, or deported, a parent’s immigration detention or removal poses risks to a child’s safety, economic security and long-term well-being” (Lorente). Most undocumented parents have limited time with their children because they are working long hours and shifts in order to provide for their families. Most undocumented immigrant parents feel tremendously isolated and do not have the confidence to ask for help from the government; like food stamps or Medicaid. As a result, they do not receive the same help as other U.S citizens. “Section 245(I) last came into effect over a decade ago and basically says that if a person has a labor certification or visa petition filed in their behalf on or before April 30, 2001 and they were physically present in the United States on December 21, 2000 then they would be grandfathered under this law and so long as…show more content…
“The study was made up of 380 infants being raised by legal or illegal immigrants” (Yoshikawa). Many think that illegal immigrants are only of the Mexican or Hispanic race. Now granted the Hispanic race does make up a large part of the hundreds of immigrants traveling illegally into the United States, but there are still a large group of immigrants migrating to the United States from around the world. In reality they come to the USA from all over the world. Yoshikawa not only examined Mexican immigrants but he also examined Chinese, Dominican, and African immigrants who faced the same difficulties with immigrations as do Hispanic immigrants. Citizen children are still hobbled by serious development and educational effects even though the child has citizenship and lives in an immigrant friendly city that offers plenty of services. “The undocumented are viewed in current policy debates as lawbreakers, laborers or victims — seldom as parents raising citizen children” (Yoshikawa). One of the main reasons why the immigration laws are so strict is because of previous occurrences such as the terrorist attacks on the U.S. during 9 /11. But that is no reason to break up families and ruin the future of countless children. “Millions of the youngest citizens in the United States, simply by virtue of being
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