Throughout our lifetime we will live through periods that give us leaders that do not reflect the ideals we hold dear, but for the sake of democracy we have to deal with it. During the 20 years, American politics took a more negative undertone that is now unrecognizable. This shift was more apparent during the Obama Administration, when Republicans refused to work with the President on any of his agenda. One such issue was immigration.
Both political parties claim they want to come up with a comprehensive immigration package that would address undocumented immigrants and fix certain loopholes in current policy, but when it came time for them to take action, one side claim it was not enough and back out. This went on throughout the Obama presidency and now we are still having the same issues under Trump. Although deportation under the Obama Administration increased during his presidency, the Trump Administration would want us to believe that the administration did nothing to fix immigration or deport criminals.
Under the Obama administration the president signed an Executive Order that deferred action again children who were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents. This order allowed several thousand of children to be finally recognized and they were given the opportunity to receive a social security number and work permit. As a result of the executive order, there were more young adults working which led to more tax revenue. If adopted as law this would provide a pathway to legal residency and later citizenship. These children are productive members of society and just want to stop living in the shadows.
Like everything other policy or executive order that was issued by the Obama Administration, Trump rescinded the executive order and claim it was a move to force congress to come up with a bill that address the issue head on. Unfortunately, like health care, the Republican majority did not have a solution for the immigration issue so we are left with unresolved issues and unattainable promises for something better. Now, in the name of national security, the Trump Administration implemented a policy that purposely separate children from their parents as a way of deterring other families who be considering crossing the U.S./Mexico border illegally.
The question that need to be answered is, will the politicians end the rhetoric and work together on an acceptable bill that will satisfy not the party officials but the American people? Tell us what you think in the comments below.