Democratic stance on immigration in 2016 election

| Jul 28, 2016 | U.s. Immigration Law |

As with their counterparts in the remaining parts of the country, Florida residents are no doubt watching the emerging presidential election race with care. Florida’s proximity to Cuba and other nations make immigration a highly relevant topic to people who live there. As the Democratic National Convention comes to a close, it can be a good time to review the stance of this party’s presidential candidate.

A huge topic debate among politians and citizens is what should or could be done about the several million people currently in the United States illegally. As put forth several times, including at the her party’s nominating convention, the Democratic candidate has explicitly stated her support for creating a path via which these peole can remain in the U.S. In fact, she has indicated that she would take steps within the first 100 days of coming into office to do just that.

The goal would be to create a process by which the up to 11 million aliens could legally seek the ability to work in the United States. They would also be given a path via which they could attempt to become U.S. citizens. One proposed benefit of the plan is the avoidance of breaking up families and leaving children in the U.S. without their parents.

Florida residents who are struggling with immigration or via issues may find it helpful to talk with an experienced attorney. Staying abreast of the ever-changing laws in this area may be helpful.

Source: Bloomberg, “Party Conventions Highlight Growing U.S. Divide on Immigration,” Sahil Kapur, July 28, 2016

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