President Obama, recently, has asked the Latin Americans for their support in the approaching Congress elections. He also expressed his regret, in a dinner which was held yesterday in the white house for the Americans from Latin origins, for not holding his promise to them concerning the immigration policies and that he understands their disappointment. Obama urged the Latinos to show the same support they offered him before, blaming the Republicans for this delay in the immigration policy changes.
Changing the immigration policies towards the Latinos was a priority which lost its importance in the face of other problems. Eventually, this problem was totally forgotten. Obama raised his claims against the Republicans, generally because of the elections which will be held on November second. He, also, ensured that these changes will never happen unless the Democrats and the Republican work together on it.
In Michigan, how grave is the problem?
Out of the foreign born population is Michigan, Mexicans and other Latinos form about 14% of this population in 2007 according to the “Julian – Samora Research Institute”. Bear in mind that a considerable majority of this percentage, of these Latinos, are young. They form a considerable figure of Michigan’s working force too. And especially in an industrial state like Michigan, this is a crucial issue.
How is this problem held now?
In August, recent measures were taken involving specializing $600 million to reinforce the US borders with Mexico involving unmanned drones which are more heard of in Pakistan.
The problem isn’t concerning Latin Americans only; it has spread to reach Indians too. Demanding special kinds of visas which are difficult to acquire puts numerous barriers in front of the immigrants. The policy which is followed is revolving around preventing low-skilled immigrants from entering America through discouraging highly-skilled immigrants.
The Obama administration must solve this problem quickly and sensibly enough to wipeout its negative effects. What will happen to America if countries like India, Turkey, and other countries, turn their economic orientation away from America? Won’t this cause isolation which is the last thing the United States wants now?
It’s an important thing to protect the American borders, but it’s crucial to calculate the economic negatives and positives of such policies.
It’s wise enough to keep this delicate matter always in good shape as this current policy will endanger the international trade which the United States is responsible for a big share of it.
There is a fine line between protection and isolation. Just how far is the government aware of this fine line?