Immigration

Olivia Reschke, Staff Writer

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     Immigration is a complicated and sensitive topic. There are several different forms of immigration, but we will only be talking about the two major ones.

     First, there is a work permit for immigration. A work permit means that if there are open jobs available and the natural born citizens of the U.S. do not want a job, immigrants can come to the U.S for that job. However, after that job or whatever that person was hired to do is over or completed, they have to go home or back to where they immigrated from. They can also stay and apply for a green card. A green card  states that a person is now a legal citizen of the U.S.

     Second, if a parent or legal guardian of a child or teen applied and received a green card and  moved to the United States, that child is immediately a citizen of the U.S.. That child does not have to apply for a green card. However, if there is more than one adult in that family, that one green card does not apply for the all of them. All of the adults in that family that want to move to the U.S must apply and receive a green card  as well.

     This can affect the children of the immigrants that have just moved to the U.S. The parents that have just moved from their home country have to start over; they have to find a job and create an entirely new life. This may affect their children because some may struggle with money. Their children may have to get a job to help support their family.

     Some people may see this as a bad thing. They believe that children should not work. That they should focus more on their studies rather that wasting time on a job. However, for the people whose children are working it is because they need the money to put food on their dinner table or they need the money to be able to send their children to college.

One of the main reasons that people move to the U.S. is to have a better life for their children because where they may of had lived before they might not of had been able to have as many opportunities in life.

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