Deportation is a very big topic in the United States right now and a growing issue in the political and legal field. Deportation comes down to someone who does not have the legal documents of being a US citizen or qualifies for a Visa through a job that lets them live and work in the United States and would then qualify as an alien to the United States.
The topic of deportation has been a one of the largest political topics of the twenty-first century. The biggest issue of deportation is currently in the southwest United States on the Mexico border which is the most common entrance to illegally entering the United States. According an article by The New York Times there are approximately there are 11.3 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States although President Obama did deport on average 400,000 illegal immigrants yearly from 2009-2013. It is a very controversial topic that has many angles and sides to look at it from and what to do about it.
One way to look at this topic is to break down the process of deportation someone living in the United States. The USCIS (United States Citizenship Immigration Service) will summing you to a hearing by sending you a NTA (Notice to Appear) and present yourself in front of a federal immigration court. The NTA will then follow by telling you why you are in danger of being deported. A hearing will however will be between one to two weeks giving you time to find an immigration lawyer. If a person who has had a NTA filed against them fails to show up at their court date they will be instantly sentenced to deportation. There are two hearings the first which instructs the person in threat of deportation why they had the NTA filed against them along with a schedule for the rest of the trial. This section of the trial also will allow to person in threat of deportation to request more time to get a lawyer. The second hearing will then be held where the person with that had the NTA filed against them will provide evidence why they should not be deported. If the judge decides to deport the person in danger of deportation they have the chance to appeal an adverse decision within 30 days of the second hearing. However, the government can do the same thing in the case that the person who had the NTA filed against them. If the person in danger of deportation wins the court case, they are still in threat of a government appeal until either the government agrees to not appeal or the 30-day appeal period has been passed.
Although deportation is a very complicated and large part on the legal field it’s also a very large topic on the political and social spectrum. Many legally born citizens of the United States would say that illegal immigrants are bad and should be deported because of their wiliness to take lower pay than most American born blue-collar employees. Many legally documented group of Americans claim that their jobs have been taking by people who do not qualify for the jobs because they will take a cheaper pay because they are not legally allowed to be in the country. According to fairus.org, illegal immigrants occupy 8 million jobs in the US and many would argue that these jobs are the right of legal citizens of the United States or an immigrant that has legally immigrated to the United States or has a work visa.
Another growing issue in America is when illegal immigrants have children in the United States but then get deported. This then declares the child a citizen of the United States, but their parent will be sent back to the country they were originally from which ends in splitting up the family leaving the child often an orphan because they cannot go with their parent back to the parent’s nation they are a citizen of. cbsnews.com states that there are over 300,000 children born of an illegal immigrant parent but then deported after the child birth. This also comes at the expense of many Americans because the woman who gives birth to the child gets a $4,700 medical procedure for free. Many parents of these babies will later use this as a tool to gain easier access to becoming a United States citizen later. A very controversial topic that is sure to stay on the political forefront with more on the horizon.
Deportation is a very big political topic in the United States right now and is a growing issue in the political and legal field with the process of which is required through receiving a NTA and multiple court sessions and lawyers and many social aspects of society.
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