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The paper discusses how President Bush offered a vision for immigration reform with a dual thrust, on the one hand tightening border controls and reducing immigration, and on the other offering an amnesty program for those already in the country. The paper describes how the pressure for enforcement has created a domestic constitutional issue as numerous state and local police forces have started enforcing immigration laws, laws previously left to the federal government and raising the issue of jurisdiction and state and federal prerogatives.
From the Paper:"Immigration has become a highly contentious issue in American politics, probably the second most contentious behind abortion in terms of domestic policy. Protection of the borders has become more important to many people since the 9-11 attacks, based on the view that terrorists could cross the borders and wreak havoc. The terrorists involved in the 9-11 attacks entered the country legally and then failed to go home as they were supposed to do, but none simply crossed the borders illegally. Still, the perception grew quickly that protecting the borders was necessary to protect us from terrorism. A more prevalent view, and one with a longer history, is that control of the borders is an economic issue and that..."
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Immigration Policy (2006, December 01) Retrieved March 09, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/immigration-policy-129535/
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