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article imageOp-Ed: Obama ends child deportation as Romney questions policy changes

Recently, Obama ends young immigrant deportations for purely political reasons. Romney says Obama's immigration policy change will be an impediment to permanent citizenship.
The BBC News reports: President Barack Obama has declared a sudden conclusion to the deportation of illegal immigrants who came to America as children because he believes the move was "the right thing to do". Immigrants between ages 16 and 30 who have lived in America for five years will now be qualified for work permits. According to many political analysts, this move was designed to address a key Latino issue during the 2012 election year.
Yahoo News reports: Mitt Romney believes President Obama's decision to permit roughly 800,000 young illegal immigrants to apply for work permits and temporary legal status will make it more difficult for legal immigrants to gain permanent citizenship. Romney believes Obama's executive order is merely a temporary fix to a complex problem.
Analysis
Obama’s decision was purely a strategic political maneuver designed to resurrect and invigorate his lifeless and sluggish campaign. He employed his prosecutorial option to bypass Congress' indecision on immigration reformation. This complex matter deals with young immigrants who were brought to America illegally by their parents. Many of these young immigrants were integrated into American society, went to American schools, and they have more in common with American culture than with the countries they departed from. Obama’s decision will challenge and eventually reform the process for legal immigration and citizenship in America.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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