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Ending a cruel immigration twist

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/09/2012

Editorial Board

AMERICA'S HALF-BAKED immigration system is riddled with unfair, arbitrary and inhumane provisions, but few are so senseless and cruel as those covering the undocumented immigrant spouses and children of U.S. citizens. Now the Obama administration is proposing a prudent rule change that would prevent thousands of pointless family separations and prompt untold numbers of illegal immigrants to seek legal status through lawful channels.

Currently, undocumented spouses and children of American citizens are eligible for green cards if they return to their native countries to apply for U.S. visas. But when they do, they are automatically barred from reentering the United States for up to 10 years the penalty for having been unlawfully present here.

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"Ending a cruel immigration twist", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/ending-a-cruel-immigration-twist