Obama: “We have a system that separates families and punish young people”
United States, July 26, 2011
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, promised to keep working towards a fairer system for the immigrants. He also declared that “we shouldn’t separate families or punish young people”.
He gave a speech in front of the National Council of the Race, group that defends the civil rights of the Hispanics in US. He declared that the effort should be done in fighting against the discrimination and also added that he “understands the pain and suffering experienced by the immigrants due to the deportations to illegal citizens”.
“We have a system that separates families and punish young people for the actions of their parents, denying them the opportunity to improve and to have a normal education, so they can after a few years contribute to our economy or fight for our armed forces” he said.
One of the deceptions that the immigrants had with Obama’s government was his failure to establish the Dream Act law, which was supposed to give the American citizenship to the ones that arrived to the country when they were young.
But the critics appeared alter a few days. Both immigrants and opponents spoke about the immigration.
From the marginalized sectors, they expressed the differences between Obama’s speech and his implementation arguing that he evaded the immigration reform and that during his government there have been already one million deported.
Otherwise, the republican legislator for Texas, Lamar Smith, said that “if we give social benefits to immigrants, our International debt will continue to increase”. “The amnesty will prevent our citizens to have access to some jobs, because the illegal immigrants will work legally in our country”.
The opinions are different and an agreement is to far from being achieved. But the positions that want the immigrants out of their country are now being the ones with consensus in the civil society.